Friday, May 11, 2012

Pre Match: Sony (H)

Leopards host Sony Sugar after a tumultuous week of catfights at the courts.

Dennis Masinde Wandabwa of Futaa spoke to Mickey Weche and writes:-

AFC Leopards assistant coach Mickey Weche insists the club will turn the tide in the coming weeks.

The club has not had the best of times lately, churning out disappointing results after a great start to the 2012 Kenyan Premier League season.

They have lost two of their last three league encounters, in the process collecting just one point from nine.

Weche says the club is not in panic mode and will turn around their bad run soon.

"We will improve. That is for sure, but we are not panicking. The club has had a tough couple of weeks, with the opposition very tough, and the fact that we have lost some players due to injury not helping matters.

We are all determined to get back to the good times and the players are focussed to improve. I am sure you will see good results soon", Weche told

Leopards are still top of the KPL, but could be down to second if champions Tusker FC beat Chemelil Sugar today, Friday 11 May 2012.
Fred Maingi of Supersport reports on the injury state of Eric Masika.
AFC Leopards central defender Erick Masika will miss this weekend's Kenya Premier League (KPL) clash against Sony Sugar at Nyayo National Stadium due to injury.

The 26 year old sustained a hamstring injury during last weekend's tie against Nairobi City Stars which they lost 3-0.

Speaking exclusively with, Masika said he will rest this weekend following doctor's advice but will be available for their next tie against Sofapaka.

Masika said that despite the loss to City Stars, the team is still on course to finish the first leg league with 32 points.

“We have not lost hope and there is no cause for alarm. Our focus is still intact and we want to achieve our target by finishing the first leg with 32 points which is possible. The team has enough depth and I know we shall bounce back." 
  He called upon club fans to be patient, "It was quite disappointing losing to City Stars. It was not our day but that’s football and I urge fans to be happy and continue supporting us.”

Allan Wnaga will also miss the game but fellow striker Jimmy Bagaye will be available for the game after recovering from injury.

Leopards popularly known as "Ingwe" remain at the top on 27 points, one point ahead of second placed Sofapaka who mauled Mathare United 2-0 in a mid-week clash recently.

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