AFC Leopards sharpening claws for glory- Kimani


AFC Leopards sharpening claws for glory- Kimani
AFC Leopards celebrate their victory against Sofapaka at the Narok Stadium on Sunday, October 27, 2019.PHOTO/Kelly Ayodi/Sportpicha/Citizen Digital

In Summary

  • AFC Leopards are racing to beef up the playing unit with new experienced players to sharpen their claws in order to finish on top of the domestic league next season, head coach Antony ‘Modo’  Kimani has affirmed.

  • The former Leopards’ captain has submitted the list of five transfer targets including two foreigners to the club’s top brass for possible signing.

  • Kimani who holds a basic advanced coaching and Caf C licenses is optimistic that with the new arrivals, Ingwe will be in pole position to end their two decade title hiatus, though modest to acknowledge it will be a tall order.

Godfrey Ashiali in Nairobi

AFC Leopards are racing to beef up the playing unit with new experienced players to sharpen their claws in order to finish on top of the domestic league next season, head coach Antony ‘Modo’  Kimani has affirmed.

The former Leopards’ captain has submitted the list of five transfer targets including two foreigners to the club’s top brass for possible signing.

Kimani who holds a basic advanced coaching and Caf C licenses is optimistic that with the new arrivals, Ingwe will be in pole position to end their two decade title hiatus, though modest to acknowledge it will be a tall order.

“It is very imperative for us to put weight on the striking department so as to add more firepower to what we already have,” the soft spoken Kimani told Citizen Digital adding, “ we feel we did not perform to our expectations in terms of scoring goals hence we are not going to assume anything.”

The youthful coach has also echoed the sentiments of his chairman Dan Shikanda stating that next season will be a defining one.

Anthony Kimani backs instructions to his AFC Leopards players. PHOTO/ Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha/Citizen Digital

“It is true and that is also the mind of our technical bench. We have gone for more than 20 years without a league title and we are hoping to put this to an end, ” he said. “That also catalyzes our aim on a league triumph, and that is why we need to blend our young squad with experienced players,” he concluded.

In addition, the 37-year-old who played for the second most successful football club in Kenya in a defensive role has noted that his lads are carrying on with home based training to avoid heavy legs with everything seeming to be going on as to planned.

Meanwhile, the former Mathare United player has refused to comment on whether his contract with Leopards is being looked into by his bosses or not.

He took over as an interim coach in December last year thanks to the resignation of Rwandan Andre Casa Mbungo who opted to return home after going for months without salary.

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