NAIROBI, Kenya- AFC Leopards SC will approach the 2018 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) season with their eyes fixed on the prize in a bid to end their 20-year wait for the title.
The last time the team clinched the league title was in the 1998 season and current Captain Duncan Otieno says they are not letting the fans down this time round.
“We want to start the season from where we left off in the last campaign. We had a good finish including winning the domestic cup.
“Fans expect a lot from us and we must strive to break this jinx. Our rivals, Gor have had a good run winning titles since ending an 18-year-long wait, it is our time,” said Otieno.
With the reinforcements the team has made including Ghanaian striker Eric Kwabena Bekoe, they have every right to believe in a successful run.
“AFC is a big club that should be contesting for the title. With the squad we’ve assembled, we must defend the cup and fight for the championship,” he added whilst revealing their strategy in the CAF Confederations Cup.
They play Madagascan side Fosa Juniors in the first round on February 10, at Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega County.
“Step by step we will hit our targets. First we want to approach the first rounds cautiously and win to reach the group stages,” he added.
Meanwhile, Chemelil Sugar FC goalkeeper Jairus Adira joined a list of new faces at the club on a two year deal. Ezekiel Owade (Nakumatt), Ezekiel Odera (City Stars), Ezekiel Otuoma and Brian Marita (Western Stima), Jafari Owiti (Chemelil Sugar), Isaac Oduro (Ghana) are the other new signings.