Leopards set to camp at Western ahead of new season

Leopards set to camp at Western ahead of new season

AFC Leopards are set to leave Nairobi to camp in Western for about two weeks to sharpen up ahead of the start of the new season.

Head coach Tomas Trucha now has two weeks to pass across his tactics and ideas before taking charge of his first competitive match for Leopards who face Western Stima in their first league clash.

The team has been at the High Altitude Camp in Iten with chairman Dan Shikanda saying it was time to move to a different climate in a new environment.

“At the moment we will be training at School of law here in Nairobi and I also want to take them to camp for a week or two before we start the league on Nov 20 against Western Stima,” Shikanda said.

The 12-time league champions have signed: striker Bienvenue Shaka, midfield maestros Congolese Fabrice Mugheni, Peter Thiong’o and Duncan Otieno, winger Harrison Mwendwa and goalie John Oyemba just to mention a few.

The club has also released midfielder Dan Musamali to Nzoia Sugar on loan as well as goalkeeper Maxwel Mulili who will be featuring for Zoo Kericho on a season long loan while Moses Mburu signs for Mathare United.

Ingwe have also allowed Vincent Oburu to join moneybags Wazito FC permanently while Christopher Orochum moves to Tusker FC.

Leopards have also renewed contracts of their lethal striker Elvis Rupia, first choice custodian Ugandan Benjamin Ochan and the defensive midfielder Collins Sichenje.

The club honchos have tasked head coach Trucha to go for the league title which has evaded them for the last two decades.