Tanzania-bound Ingwe to field weakened side in KPL match
AFC Leopards could field a weakened squad when play against Nakuru All Stars in a Kenyan Premier League match on August 8, Nairobi News understands.
This development will in essence, allow the club to send its first team squad to Tanzania to feature in a high profile game against Simba SC.
Leopards have been invited to play against the popular Vodacom League side in a commemorative match to celebrate the Tanzanian club’s 50th anniversary.
A request by the club to thus, reschedule the league clash against All Stars in Nakuru set for the same day so as to head to Tanzania was however turned down by both the Kenyan Premier League management and All Stars management. This has now led for Leopards management to explore this possibility.
“League matches are a priority, but then again, we are honoured to have been invited by Simba to play in a match that will celebrate their 50th anniversary. I expected KPL to understand our situation and allow us to go to Tanzania because that match also has some financial incentives that would boost us,” a top official of Leopards told Nairobi News.
“Now that KPL doesn’t understand our situation, we can send our first team to Tanzania, and have another one play in Nakuru. Remember we played our second string side against Sofapaka earlier in the season and still won.”
Leopards under the tutelage of Croatian Zdravko Logarusic a former Simba SC coach, are currently placed third on the KPL log behind Gor Mahia and Ulinzi Stars, with 34 points from 19 matches.