Kisumu All Stars youngster Ian Mutanda’s transfer to premier league side Western Stima FC has not gone through, SR Kisumu has reliably learned. Despite the youthful forward training with the Powermen, the midseason transfer deadline day which came on Monday 7th, found all paperwork yet to be concluded.
Ian has been in top form for the National Super League side Kisumu All Stars and for that reason caught the eyes of Stima. All Stars, however, do not want to see him go as they too believe they can realistically chase for promotion this year.
Club Chief Executive Officer Mr Nicholas Ochieng explained why they are not releasing Ian to Stima.
”We have been mistreated by Stima when it comes to player transfers for far too long. When I was at Palos they would take our players with no development fee paid. These are the same players that when we got them, we had to part with a little something ourselves,” Mr. Ochieng says.
Kisumu All Stars have so far released two players in the window to Nairobi Stima- their top scorer Dennis Ochieng and winger Austine Ochieng. This was only good business Mr. Ochieng confirms.
”We would rather sell the players to other clubs who value our effort in building the players and are ready to pay for it. The era of sending a player to go and get his release letter is gone,” he adds.
The relationship between the two clubs has now deteriorated and even as Ian continues awaits what will happen after this stalemate, it is evident that Western Stima and Kisumu All Stars do not see eye to eye at the moment.