Nzoia Sugar Football Club management has come out to clear the air following allegations arising from the Madaraka Day Cup allowances.

In a press statement released by club Chairman Mr. Yapets Mokua on Tuesday, the club denied reports that the list presented to the Madaraka Day organizers was corrupted to benefit a section of non-members of the team.

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports had invited the Kenya Premier League sides Nzoia Sugar FC and AFC Leopards to square it out for the Madaraka Day Cup, a one match tournament normally played after the President has lead Kenyans in marking the Madaraka Day celebrations.

According to the statement, the organizers asked the team to provide a list of 24 players and six officials.

“There has been allegations on social media that the team provided a list with the name of an individual who is not an official of the team while some bonafide players were left out,” read part of the statement.

“The Team Manager and the Head Coach provided a list of 19 outfield players and 5 members of the technical bench while six (6) slots were assigned to club officials.”

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Other allegations indicate that the players and the officials have not yet received the Ksh500,000 prize money for the winners after Nzoia FC came from a goal down to beat their visitors 2-1.

Mr. Mokua went ahead to clarify that the funds have not been wired to the team account and will distribute the funds accordingly, denying responsibility for the purpoted list doing rounds on forums.

“We would like to state that was signed and submitted did not have the name of the said individual.”

Mokua, who is now Chairing Nzoia Sugar FC for the second time after taking over from Evans Kadenge, added that once the funds reflect on the team account, all players – including those who didn’t participate in the Madaraka Day Cup – technical bench and club officials will get their share without discrimination.

Bungoma County played host to this year’s Madaraka Day celebrations at Kanduyi Stadium where the match was staged.

Twelve thousand fans turned up to watch the match at the newly inaugurated Masinde Muliro Stadium in Kanduyi.

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