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Former AFC Leopards Coach 'Adopted' By Busia Family

Former AFC Leopards coach, Dutchman Jan Koops has been adopted by a family in Busia County.

Koops, 80, joined the club famoulsy known as Ingwe towards the end of the 2010 season when the Club was ranked low in the league before leading it to a 5th position in 2011.

AFC Leopards went ahead to finish second in 2012, courtesy of Koop's meticulous coaching.

The Coach has now been adopted by Caroline Rebecca Awinja's family, owing to the love he has for the country and the role he played to rescue one of Kenya's greatest clubs, in the making of AFC Leopards.

Addressing the press at Green Gardens in Busia town flanked by Awinja's daughter Tracy Mercyline Apopo, Koops thanked his 'immediate' family for the kind gesture of adopting him.

"This I cannot take for granted. I am here to stay and returning to my native country Netherlands is now a pipe dream," said the Coach as quoted by one Reuben Olita.

Apopo said that although they have offered to accommodate the legendary coach, it's vital that his family in Netherlands is made aware of his whereabouts.

"Athough the coach is relying on his meagre pension to sustain his livelihood, I appeal to the soccer fraternity to offer support in recognition of Koops contribution to nurturing of talents in the country," she said.

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