Mighty Be Forward Wanderers coach Elia Kananji has said he will propose to management to release because he is not serving the purpose he joined the club.
Kananji said this in the wake of the Cameroonian striker’s sporadic appearances for the Nomads due to contractual misunderstandings.
“Fans go to the matches to watch him [Asu] play, but they are disappointed that he is not pitching up for training.
“So, I will recommend that they should release him to join a club of his choice or return home because the situation is not healthy for the club as he is setting a very bad precedence. All the players were told about the financial situation at the club and it requires their understanding and patience.
“Now, there is no need for me to keep a player who is not available for team’s engagements,” Kananji said.
However, the player’s agent, Prince Jere, reiterated that Asu is frustrated with Wanderers’ failure to pay him his dues.
He said: “According to the contractual agreement, Asu is supposed to get K3.5 million (US$7 778) signing-on fee, but he only got K1.4 million (US$3 111), that translates to a K2.1 million (US$4 667) balance. They need to pay him because he is struggling to make ends meet.
“He was kicked out at the lodge where he was putting up due to non-payment of bills and as a result he was forced to move to Kananji’s home. The club needs to pay his dues as it is part of the contractual agreement.”
Wanderers general secretary Mike Butao yesterday said he could not comment on Asu’s situation for now.
“We have over 30 players in our squad and I cannot be talking about just one player everyday. If the coaches have any suggestions or proposals, they should come to the executive committee and it will be reviewed objectively,” said Butao who dismissed suggestions that Asu is being treated with kid gloves.
“All the players are equal and there is nothing like VIP treatment for anyone. [However], the moment we note that any player is having a destructive influence, we will act swiftly and accordingly,” warned Butao without necessarily referring to Asu.