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Akwana assured of Leopards support

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AFC Leopards stand-in coach Ezekiel Akwana has been assured of support from the top organs at the club even as the team struggles towards the end of the 2016 season.

A bad run, coupled with management squabbles, have seen AFC Leopards stuck in the bottom half of the Sportpesa Premier League (SPL) standings.

Akwana was elevated to the interim manager’s position following the sacking of Belgian coach Ivan Minnaert at the start of September.

One month into the job and Akwana is yet to win but the AFC Leopards Executive Committee will not be making any rash decisions as regards his place on the technical bench, Secretary General Oscar Igaida has confirmed.

“We cannot advance the team by making rash decisions, I think the position we have stated as the EC is that we trust Akwana and we will judge him by his performance at the end of the season. He knows the team, he has been part of the system and we know he wants the best for the team so we are behind him,” he said.

The club official however confirmed that the head coach’s position has attracted a number of applicants from within and outside Kenya.

“It is true we have had applications, over 20 actually but at the moment we are not looking at them until maybe after the season when we do our reviews for the 2016 campaign,” Igaida added.

The Leopards are currently ranked 12th in the SPL standings.

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