Leopards Casa can’t wait to go shopping for new players


Leopards Casa can’t wait to go shopping for new players
AFC LEOPARDS SC head coach Andre Cassa Mbungo(2nd L) instructs his charges during their Kenyan Premier League match at Kenyatta stadium in Machakos on February 17, 2019.Ulinzi Stars Won 1-0 . PhotoKelly Ayodi/Sportpicha/Citizen

In Summary

  • AFC Leopards head coach Casa Mbungo says he’ll rush to the transfer market to buy ‘quality players’ to bolster his squad ahead of the 2019/20 season.
  • Leopards have been underwhelming this term posting mixed results, and Mbungo insists beefing up the playing unit with players of pedigree is the way to go.
  • Leopards signed speedy winger Paul Were, defender David Ochieng, Ivan Ssekaza, Soter Kayumba and Wayi Yeka Tatuwe in the mid-season to inject stability to the team which was by then flirting with relegation.

AFC Leopards head coach Casa Mbungo says he’ll rush to the transfer market to buy ‘quality players’ to bolster his squad ahead of the 2019/20 season.

Leopards have been underwhelming this term posting mixed results, and Mbungo insists beefing up the playing unit with players of pedigree is the way to go.

Leopards signed speedy winger Paul Were, defender David Ochieng, Ivan Ssekaza, Soter Kayumba and Wayi Yeka Tatuwe in the mid-season to inject stability to the team which was by then flirting with relegation.

“We will add strength to the team to enable it have some stability. We will sign defensive midfielders and also get goal poachers,” Casa said.

Ingwe lie 11th on the 18-team table with 42 points and have a slim chance of finishing eighth ahead of the final round of matches on Wednesday, hoping that KCB, Ulinzi Stars and Kariobangi Sharks, all falter.

Since Casa took over the club in February, the team has had a number of challenges with the lack of a clinical goal poacher being the biggest concern.

Ingwe has scored 33 goals but most of which have been coming from mid-fielders, with the club’s leading goal scorer Wyvonne Isuza, an attacking midfielder, finding the back of the net seven times this season.

Mbungo, in most of his post match interviews during the campaign, has rued at missed chances with his side surrendering their lead in most matches.

Ingwe drew 2-2 with Vihiga United at Bukhungu Stadium while registering a similar result against Nzoia Sugar at the Kenyatta Stadium. They also settled for a 1-1 draw against both Kariobangi Sharks and Zoo.

Ingwe, at the weekend, lost 2-0 to Robert Matano’s Tusker.  The veteran Matano has also made his intentions clear noting that he’ll beef up the squad.

“I am happy for the good results against a big team like AFC (Leopards).We lost a number of players in the beginning of the season, almost the entire first eleven, and so we were forced to bring in fresh legs to start from scratch,” he lamented.

Tusker jumped to position six with 53 points. They face Posta Rangers in their last fixture of the season at Ruaraka grounds this Wednesday.

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