Calm restored at Leopards camp
Matters seem to have calmed down inside AFC Leopards’ camp after their conquest over weekend opponents Muhoroni Youth at the Afraha Stadium on Sunday.
The club managed to get their first win after a lengthy four-match dry spell that saw them suffer massive criticism from their own supporters.
The outrage from various quarters almost cost current coach Jan Koops his job with some officials baying for his blood.
According to team manager Bernard Onyango, however, all has returned to normal at the club with the team hopeful of ending the season on a high.
“The win was very important for us and everyone is very excited for that win since we can now calm our nerves after a tense period without a win for the team,” he said. “This was also a testing time since the spotlight is always on the technical bench, but I am happy that that seems to be behind us now after the win in Nakuru.”
Pressure mounted on the club administration after the widely supported community club surrendered the Tusker Premier League lead to Tusker FC three weeks ago.
Their loss to arch rivals Gor Mahia at the MISC Kasarani in the Nairobi derby, however, broke the camel’s back with a section of the fans and officials, as they called for the axing of the technical bench led by head coach Jan Koops.
“The players seem to have revived their courage and determination after the win in Nakuru and I believe that the remaining matches this season will be a show of might for Ingwe,” concluded the Onyango.
Leopards are currently placed second on the table with 48 points, three points behind leaders Tusker FC who also won their weekend encounter.