Leopards Tanzania trip cancelled
AFC Leopards’ friendly match against Tanzanian giants Yanga FC, that was scheduled to be played on Tuesday 21 August, has been cancelled.
The Kenyan Premier League giants had planned to leave the country on Sunday for Tanzania but have been forced to shelve the plans after Yanga informed them of the cancellation – citing lack of a playing venue.
The team’s secretary general Winston Kituyi confirmed this, saying that the team will now organise friendly matches against local sides.
The match was initially scheduled to be played at the Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium in Dar es Salaam, but the venue was later moved to the Sheikh Amri Abeid Karume Stadium in Arusha.
“The Yanga officials have informed us that Karume Stadium is booked for a State function on Tuesday so it will not be possible to play the friendly,” Kituyi said.
“Reports from Tanzania indicate that Yanga is preparing for a tournament in Zanzibar, so I think that’s the main reason for cancelling the game, but I just wish they had informed us from the onset.
“It’s very disappointing since we had all the plans in place for the match. We will now organise other build matches against local sides.”
Leopards top the Kenyan Premier League with 44 points from 21 games, and will host 12th placed KCB in their next league game, at the Nyayo National Stadium.