We respect everyone, Aussems says ahead of Bungoma Superstars clash


We respect everyone, Aussems says ahead of Bungoma Superstars clash
Caleb Olilo celebrates scoring for AFC Leopards during their FKF Premier League match against Nzoia Sugar at Utalii Grounds on Saturday, May 15 2021. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

In Summary

  • AFC Leopards will play every team with lots of respect but will not fear any team, according to head coach Patrick Aussems, after qualifying to the FKF Shield round of 16
  • Ingwe will now lock horns with Bungoma Superstars on Sunday thanks to their 1-0 win over Posta Rangers courtesy of Collins Shichenje goal with Superstars thumping Nation FC 3-0

AFC Leopards will treat every team with respect but will play without fear, head coach Patrick Aussems has said after qualifying for the FKF Cup round of16.

Ingwe will face Bungoma Superstars on Sunday in the round of 16 thanks to their 1-0 win over Posta Rangers courtesy of Collins Shichenje’s goal. Superstars on the other hand thumped Nation FC 3-0 to set up the date.

“I respect every team but we don’t fear anyone. So if I had to play against Bungoma, Real Madrid or Chelsea I will play with the same philosophy. We will respect this team because they have got to this stage by merit.

“We know that we will have to take the game from the beginning in the right way and try to make the difference very quickly,” Aussems said.

In the meantime, Rangers coach Stanley Okumbi has rued many chances his boys failed to convert saying that the outcome could have been different if they had been clinical.

According to the former Harambee Stars head coach, his side remains ‘work in progress’ as they continue with what he alluded to as a rebuilding process.

“Of course it has been a balanced game but if we had utilized those chances we created then we could have gotten something out of this game because when you look at AFC, they only had two and converted one into goal,” Okumbi said.

The Cup matches continues this weekend as follows;

 

Round Of 16

Saturday

Equity vs Vegpro- Thika Stadium.

Bidco United vs Egerton – Thika Stadium

Tusker bs Luanda Villa

Sunday

Sigalagala TTI vs Bandari-Utalii Grounds

Ulinzi Stars vs Nairobi City Stars- Ruaraka Grounds

Gor Mahia / CUSCO vs Mara Sugar-Ruraka Grounds

KCB vs Kariobangi Sharks – Utalii Grounds

AFC Leopards vs Bungoma Superstars – Thika Stadium

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