- The derby loss for AFC Leopards (Ingwe) is nothing but a forgotten past although the wounds are still fresh. Their spirit to bounce back from the defeat is focused on Kenyatta stadium as they host National Super League (NSL) Ushuru on Sunday 15th match.
Ingwe coach, Anthony Kimani stated that the loss at the hand of GOR Mahia last weekend is a thing of past and it will not affect the FKF shield cup. “It was a disappointing loss to Gor Mahia but it is gone, our focus is on Sunday’s game,” Kimani told Goalon Thursday.
“There is no way the outcome of our league game can dampen our mood, it has gone. It hurt, yes, but our heads are now held high; on to the next step which is the Cup competition. All we want is a win to advance to the next stage; this is our chance to represent Kenya in the Caf Confederation Cup but we have to show it this weekend.”
Apart from missing the services of the injured Marvin Nabwire, the tactician has confirmed another midfielder is also out. Ingwe will be without Nabwire and another absentee Eugene Mukangula for the FKF shield, but he expects an early return for the league game on Wednesday, Ingwe coach has also confirmed.
Kimani “Eugene Mukangula picked up a knock and has not yet recovered. This match comes too soon for him but we expect him to be fit for our league game next Wednesday.” Kimani added
“It will also be a good opportunity for others to show what they can do when given a chance to play. But we will not field a weaker side, we will give a chance to deserving players,” Kimani concluded.
A win for both sides will see them book a place in the quarterfinal of the Ksh 2 million FKF shield and a slot to represent Kenya on the Confederation cup (Caf).