Leopards legends launch bid to save Ingwe’s dwindling fortunes


Leopards legends launch bid to save Ingwe's dwindling fortunes
(FILE)AFC Leopards SC players line-up against KCCA FC during their Friendly match at Kenyatta stadium in Machakos on January 24, 2018. AFC Leopards SC won 2-1. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha.

In Summary

  • AFC Leopards have launched a scouting exercise in western Kenya which aims at identifying promising talents for the Kenyan Premier League giants.
  • According to Asibwa, over 100 club legends will convene a meeting at a city hotel this Sunday to deliberate on the affairs.

AFC Leopards have launched a scouting mission in western Kenya which aims at identifying promising talents for the Kenyan Premier League giants.

The move by the veterans is aimed at ensuring continuity and stability in the playing unit as opposed to the current trend where there is high player turn-over.

The team is led by Reginald Asibwa. Others are legendary goalkeeper Mahmoud Abbas and Enos Motokaa.

The scouting mission will see the trio comb Vihiga, Kakamega, Bungoma and Trans Nzoia counties with the hopes of getting the best football talents.

“It never happened that the club concedes 48 goals and score 47 goals in one season. Something is wrong somewhere which we as legends need to address,”Asibwa said.

The legends also promised to push for the formation of an interim committee to run the club’s affairs, claiming that the current officials have failed to deliver.

“We cannot sit on the periphery and watch the club continue registering poor performances with arbitrary laying off of players and having high turnover of coaches,” they said.

The legends are also using the opportunity to reach out to Governors from the region to help them boost their newly formed Sacco and the medical cover scheme.

“Our tour is also geared towards having many AFC Leopards supporters join the Sacco.  We want Governors from the region and parts of the country to support us realize this cherished dream,” Asibwa said after the trio held a meeting with Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong.

According to Asibwa, over 100 club legends will convene a meeting at a city hotel this Sunday to deliberate on the affairs.

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