Three Harambee stars players are moving to court to sue East Africa Breweries Limited, EABL over wrongful use of images for advertisement.
Auxerre striker Dennis Oliech, Parma Midfielder MacDonald Mariga and Sofapaka striker Bob Mugalia have given instructions to veteran lawyer cum politician Gitobu Imanyara to file the suit immediately. Imanyara confirmed that he would be moving to court in the course of the week.
“I am representing the trio and will be filing the suit in the next day or two.”
Oliech who joined stars camp Monday from his French base claims the company used their pictures on a bill board without their consent which prompted them to seek legal redress against the team sponsor.
“I don’t have any problem with the federation, what pains me is the billboard picture,” said a visibly angry Oliech.
The pending suit comes barely a week after EABL announced a Ksh.110 million sponsorship to the national team over a three-year period.
EABL on its part argues that it had signed a contract with Harambee Stars as a team and included clauses that allows them as sponsors to use images of the national team players’ in promotions.
Away from the controversies outside the pitch, Oliech appealed Kenyans throw their support against the stars as they take on the Emmanuel Adebayor led Togolese squad.
” Kenyans should come out and cheer this team, it is a young team but with great future.Am promising fans two goals tomorrow.”
His sentiments were echoed by British born, Kenyan striker Taiwon Atieno who belives Stars are the favourites against in their 2013 Africa cup of nations qualifying match which will be played at the Nyayo National stadium at 5.00 pm.
“I feel happy to be part of the squad which will take on Togo, looking at the morale in the camp, players are psyched and I think we’ll beat Togo.”