Revitalized Leopards eyeing Chemelil scalp


Teddy Osok (C) of Sofapaka FC fights for ball with Victor Majid (L) and Whyvonne ...
Teddy Osok (C) of Sofapaka FC fights for ball with Victor Majid (L) and Whyvonne Isuza of AFC Leopards SC during their Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta stadium in Machakos on June 13, 2018. AFC Leopards SC won 1-0. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha

In Summary

  • AFC Leopards will look to end their struggles against bogey team Chemelil Sugar when the two Kenyan Premier League sides clash at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos
  • Leopards have managed just win from their last five matches against Chemelil, scoring just once during that period but go into Saturday's fixture with momentum on their side

AFC Leopards will look to end their struggles against bogey team Chemelil Sugar when the two Kenyan Premier League (KPL) sides clash at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.

Leopards have managed just win from their last five matches against Chemelil, scoring just once during that period but go into Saturday’s fixture with momentum on their side.

Ingwe are enjoying a surge in form, winning both their last two fixtures, a contrast to that of Chemelil which includes just one win in the previous ten rounds.

Leopards assistant coach Gilbert Selebwa told Citizen Digital he hoped their latest victory over Sofapaka will provide further motivation to the squad ahead of the clash.

“It was vital (defeating Sofapaka) for the team’s mental strength, character and the morale within the squad. We had a series of draws before this so the three points were very important.

“Chemilil is a bogey team so this will not be an easy game. They are in a rough patch because it is a team that has lost a number of its first team players. It is somewhat a new team and that can be difficult to plan against tactics wise when you don’t know the kind of players they have,” Selebwa said.

Rodolfo Zapata is expected to have full strength squad at his disposal with players who represented the country during the Hero International Cup in India already back at the den.

Mathare United will hope to close the gap on Gor Mahia FC when they host Vihiga United at Camp Toyoyo while Bandari FC seek to maintain their fine form at Ulinzi Stars FC.

Champions Gor, who have a have a five-point lead over second-placed Mathare, face Nzoia United at Kisumu’s Moi Stadium.

KPL WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday

Mathare United vs Vihiga United – Camp Toyoyo – 3PM

Zoo FC vs Sony Sugar FC – Green Stadium, Kericho – 3PM

AFC Leopards vs Chemelil Sugar – Machakos – 3PM

Sunday

Nakumatt FC vs Kakamega Homeboyz – Camp Toyoyo – 11AM

Nzoia Sugar FC vs Gor Mahia – Moi Stadium, Kisumu – 3PM

Sofapaka vs Thika United – Narok Stadium – 3PM

Tusker FC vs Wazito FC – Ruaraka Grounds – 3PM

Ulinzi Stars vs Bandari – Afraha, Nakuru – 3PM

Kariobangi Sharks vs Posta Rangers – Camp Toyoyo – 4:15PM

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