Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Kenya

Leopards face Azam test

AFC Leopards will face Tanzanian side Azam in a friendly match over the weekend.

Azam will be in the country as they continue their mid-season preparations and will thus face Leopards at the Nyayo National Stadium, on Saturday.

They will offer good competition and practice for Leopards, having recently won the Mapinduzi Cup in Zanzibar.

According to Leopards assistant coach Tom Olaba, it will be a good tester for his side as they prepare for the start of the new season.

“We will play Azam on Saturday. I think that it is important we face the very good sides to see where we are in our preparations. They have shown their pedigree by winning the Mapinduzi Cup in Zanzibar and have some very good players in their side. We expect a good match and are happy that they are in the country to offer us preparations,” he said.

Leopards have a couple of new signings on board and some of them impressed in a friendly match over the past weekend, leaving Olaba happy.

“You expect a new signing to take time to acclimatise but these ones have started well,” he continued.

“They have been professional and hard working, which is all you could ask for. I feel that they will play an important part in the coming season so the sooner they settle the better for the club, but so far I am happy.”

Leopards will also face Division one side Kariobangi Sharks in another friendly match on Saturday 26 January 2013.


More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
The big match myth
One of the things that make football the popular sport it is, is the simplicity. The team with the...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Moaning Mourinho blasts ref, but not his team
There is an old saying (cliché) that says, “A tradesman always blames his tools.”

Sunday Oliseh
No more underdogs In African football
As I sat there at the Adokiye Amiesimaka stadium and watched Sierra Leone mastermind a 0-0 draw...

Segun Odegbami
The baptism of Nigeria’s new coach
Last Saturday we saw glimpses of a new Super Eagles team. It was not such a pleasant sight.

Neil Tovey
Rakhale – kasi star on the rise
Thabo Rakhale has come on in leaps and bounds as a player since he debuted for Sivutsa Stars during...

Emeka Enyadike
All eyes on Coutinho
Phillippe Coutinho produced one of the standout moments of the opening week of the Premier League.