In Summary
  • It is heart warming to see AFC Leopards fans promising total support to the club ahead of next season.
  • A group calling itself ‘Friends of AFC Leopards’ under former officials Vincent Shimoli, Allan Kasavuli, and Mike Litunda. Now, this is what a club that is preparing for Caf Confederation Cup next year needs.
  • The three, among others, are credited with helping Ingwe return to the top-flight league after they were relegated in 2006.

It is heart warming to see AFC Leopards fans promising total support to the club ahead of next season.

A group calling itself ‘Friends of AFC Leopards’ under former officials Vincent Shimoli, Allan Kasavuli, and Mike Litunda. Now, this is what a club that is preparing for Caf Confederation Cup next year needs.

The three, among others, are credited with helping Ingwe return to the top-flight league after they were relegated in 2006. The team is working closely with Cecafa Secretary-General Nicholas Musonye who believes Caf tournaments will provide a platform for revival.

Musonye is on record as having appealed to the Government to assist AFC Leopards and African Champions League-bound Gor Mahia since they will be representing the country internationally.

I join hands with Musonye in urging the two clubs to invest heavily in their technical bench and the playing unit to attract to succeed in continental competitions.

The competitions offer a platform for marketing Kenyan players abroad to scouts from big clubs since the matches will be screened all over Africa live on television.

Kasavuli said with the blessing of the club management, Friends of AFC Leopards, which has been helping the club behind the scenes, is working on Sh5 million budget to enable the club sign quality players ahead of Caf Confederation Cup. But all these remain just promises.

Others like Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja, Governor Mike Sonko and Makadara MP George Aladwa have also helped the club in the past, but the club needs a sustainable support system.

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