Mpondo cries foul after being dropped

PETALING JAYA: Ghanaian defender Njoh Njoh Mpondo has been dumped by Malacca Telekom after two successful seasons with the club. 

Mpondo said that he was hurt by the unprofessional attitude of team officials, who have left him in the lurch and without a team for the new season. 

“They gave me false hope and kept me waiting in vain,” claimed Mpondo, who has a contract to run until Dec 31. 

“After the Malaysia Cup competition, they could have told me that they were not keen in retaining my services and could have bought me a one-way ticket out of Malaysia. Then, I could have sourced for a new club. 

“Instead they bought me a return ticket to holiday with my family in Holland (Oct 1-11) and after the trip, they changed their plans. 

“At first they told me that they do not want a foreign centreback in the team but now they have a new signing from Cameroon. Why are they doing this when I have given them my best for two seasons? 

“I was holidaying in Holland, Belgium and France and could have found a team to play for there. But they gave me false hope. Now I am stuck without a team.” 

Mpondo played a big role in Telekom's success to win promotion in 2004 and helped them finish fourth in the eight-team Super League this year.