Muhoroni Youth Football Club chairman Moses Adagala’s name is one that draws controversy whenever it is mentioned.
On March 26, while the nation was glued on the duel pitting Harambee Stars and Congo in Machakos, chaotic scenes were grabbing headlines at Bukhungu Stadium, Kakamega during a Kenya Premier League match between Muhoroni Youth and Kakamega HomeBoyz.
It is reported that Adagala aka the Bull of Awasi allegedly invaded the pitch after his former player Wyclife Ochomo converted a penalty at the 87th minute forcing the centre referee Dan Ongosi to take cover.
This week we take a look at some of the incidents that have seen Adagala grace the back pages of local newspapers.
Adagala vs Nasoor Doka October, 2015
Police records at Nyayo Stadium Police Post indicate that Adagala verbally assaulted Kenyan Premier League (KPL) referee during a match played on October 2, 2015 at Nyayo National Stadium.
The incident happened after a heated KPL match between Tusker FC and Muhoroni Youth where the Kisumu based side won 2-3.
According to the cops, Adagala was furious that his side had been denied a clear penalty so, he walked to the referee Nasoor Doka, to strike a conversation but things got out of hand.
Adagala vs Bebeto
Muhoroni Youth player Lwamba Bebeto is said to have been attacked by Adagala’s bodyguards during a night raid.
Bebeto told journalists that he was attacked by his chairman’s bodyguards after he asked that he be paid his salary. Adagala denied the allegations.
Adagala vs Wyclife Ochomo
Adagala suspended Striker Wycliff Ochomo from the club in 2016. However, Independent Disciplinary and Complaints Committee (IDCC) ruled against Adagala. The ruling stated that the suspension of Ochomo was irregular and in breach of the contract signed between club and player.
Muhoroni was subsequently ordered to pay Ochomo Sh112, 000 in salaries owed for the months of September 2016 to December 2016 and also issue Ochomo with his release letter within the next seven days.
Adagala vs KPL May 2016
Adagala vowed to defy KPL directive ordering his team to replay a match against Chemelil Sugar. He claimed that the centre referee had been changed without following due process.
Adagala vs Nick Mwendwa
When FKF tried to kick out Muhoroni Youth from KPL, Adagala openly told off the federation boss that he was willing to ‘fight till death for the success of his club.’
“Not even a witch hunt will kick us out of the league, we are here to stay, so get used to that,” Adagala had said.
Adagala vs Mark Ongwae
Veteran Andrew Mark Ongwae was not the first player to take Adagala to court and win. KPL’s Independent Disciplinary and Complaints Committee (IDCC) ordered Muhoroni to compensate Ongwae for wrongful dismissal.
Whether he will weather the test of time remains to be seen.