Red-hot Leopards attacker Makwatta warns defenders after double act


Red-hot Leopards attacker Makwatta warns defenders after double act
AFC Leopards coach Andre Casa Mbungo instructs his charges against Gor Mahia FC during their Kenyan Premier League dubbed Mashemeji Derby at Kasarani stadium in Nairobi on February 09, 2019. Gor Mahia FC won 2-0. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha/Citizen

In Summary

  • John Mark Makwatta rings familiar bells in the mind of every soccer lover.  Not just that, the medium height attacker can be a deadly goal poacher, at times, that is, when he carries his scoring boots to matches.
  • This was the case at the weekend when he bagged a brace in AFC Leopards 4-0 rout of Chemelil Sugar, tormenting the defenders at will.

John Mark Makwatta rings familiar bells in the mind of every soccer lover.  Not just that, the medium height attacker can be a deadly goal poacher, at times, that is, when he carries his scoring boots to matches.

This was the case at the weekend when he bagged a brace in AFC Leopards 4-0 rout of Chemelil Sugar, tormenting the defenders at will.

His double act lends credence as to why Ingwe and Gor Mahia haggled for his signature before he opted for the former.

His double act took his season’s tally to three in two matches and the 2016 KPL Golden Boot winner is poised to be the man to lead Leopards charge for a first league title in 21 years, if they last the distance.

Leopards’ assistant coach Antony Kimani is purring that Makwatta, speedy winger Paul Were and his other strikers will also join the party as they chase after the cherished dream.

“Makwatta is a player with high experience in the league and when we managed to sign him we knew that he would help us upfront together with Paul Were and Whyvonne Isuza, and the rest of the players.

“We made three substitutions(against Chemelil) and you will realise that all the three inclusions – Paul Were, Boniface Mukhekhe and Wonder John –  have shown their brilliance on the pitch; a sign that competition is so stiff as every player wants to do his best and convince us to field him in matches,” he said.

Speaking after a starring role in the match, the former Ulinzi Stars marksman warned opponent to brace for a difficult outing against Ingwe.

“As a striker I will keep on scoring and I want to say that we are not going to relent.

The most important thing is for the team to be in a respectable position and we are going to Sony to win and nothing else,” he warned.

Leopards will be visiting the Awendo Green Stadium to take on Sony Sugar this Saturday with an aim of winning and keeping the consistency after collecting maximum points in the last two matches against Wazito and Chemelil Sugar.

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