In Summary
  • Fosa Juniors from Madagascar, who will be playing Leopards in the Caf Confederations Cup, are yet to embark on any preparations ahead of the continental competition.
  • All this while Ingwe and Gor are currently in preseason training outside Nairobi in a bid to ensure they do better in their respective campaigns.

Despite worries about a looming cash crunch occasioned by the departure of their shirt sponsor, Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards are having much better preparations than their opponents in the Caf Champions League and Confederation Cup respectively.

Equatorial Guinea champions Leones Vegetarianos, who are Gor’s opponents in the Champions League, have been inactive since October 2017 when they lost 1-0 to Deportivo Niefang in the Super-Copa Nacional - which involves the national league winner and the domestic cup holders.

Nation Sport understands the squad is yet to assemble for any preparation since then.

Further complicating the team’s preparations is the fact that Leones Vegetarianos, which was founded by a Spanish vegetarian man, has four of their key players in the national team that is currently in Morocco for the African Nations Championship.

The four are defenders Miguel Ngomo and Ela Abaga, midfielder Joaquin Obama and goalkeeper Beka Elibiyo who were instrumental in helping the Vegeterians win the Equatoguinean Premier League last year.

The team is also still reeling from the sacking of long serving coach Casto Nopo last May, which paved way for new coach Felipe Esono shortly before the conclusion of the season.

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