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After the departures of Benjamin Ochan, Ezekiel Owade, and John Oyemba, AFC Leopards were left with no first-team goalkeeper and were forced to promote Maxwell Mulili from their junior team to take over the first-team goalkeeping duties. Mulili was new, had no experience, and had no backup, so it was nearly impossible to believe that he would effectively play all of Ingwe's games this season.
Before the start of the season, the AFC Leopards were left in a dilemma when all their first-team goalies, Benjamin Ochan, John Oyemba, and Ezekiel Owade, left. With FIFA's transfer ban, AFC Leopards were unable to sign a new goalkeeper and were left with only one option: to promote Maxwell Mulili, their only remaining goalkeeper, who was playing for their junior team.
With the departures of Benjamin Ochan, John Oyemba, and Ezekiel Owade, AFC Leopards appeared to be doomed in their goalkeeping department this season, with only one goalkeeper, Maxwell Mulili, remaining in their ranks. With no experience in top flight football, many questioned Mulili's ability to fill the void left by Benjamin Ochan, who was arguably the best player in the FKFPL last season.
AFC Leopards are set to sign a number of players in the closing stages of the transfer window set to close on Tuesday 2nd November 2021. They haven't been able to sign any players so far since serving a transfer ban imposed on them by FIFA after failing to pay their former players and coach.
Ahead of the new season there has been alot of uncertainty hoovering in several clubs, some experiencing an exodus there have never been treated to before while others are on the edge of their financial downfall. so imagine there is club that's going through the two at the moment, if we think that's enough the season kicks of on Sunday and as always the less prepared shouldn't expect mercy.
The Kenyan Premier League (KPL), officially known as the FKF Premier League and as the BetKing Premier League (BPL) for sponsorship reasons, is a professional league for men's association football clubs in Kenya. Standing at the top of the Kenyan football league system, the league was formed in 1963 under the Kenya Football Federation but is now controlled by the Football Kenya Federation.
Former AFC Leopards goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan has been named as the new KCCA FC captain barely a month after he re-joined the Ugandan outfit. The custodian ditched AFC Leopards due to the club's financial challenges and returned to his former club KCCA for a third stint. KCCA coach Morley Byekwaso revealed that he settled on Benjamin Ochan due to the experience and leadership skills that he has acquired over the years.
After the departures of Clyde Senaji to Tusker, Hansel Ochieng to Sofapaka, Elvis Rupia to Saudi Arabia, and keeper Benjamin Ochan to his home league (Uganda), AFC Leopards have been depleted of quality players. The departure of these key players is a setback for Ingwe, considering they cannot sign due to a FIFA ban.
AFC Leopards captain Isaac Kipyegon has promised that their head coach Patrick Aussems is expected in the country tomorrow. The Football Kenya Federation Premier League (FKFPL) is set to begin in less than a week, 25th September 2021. AFC Leopards had a troublesome transfer window with a a couple of players exiting the club.
FKF Premier League side AFC Leopards are keen on signing former Kariobangi Sharks defender John Kuol after they managed to raise funds that will enable them have the transfer ban imposed o the club lifted. AFC Leopards' fundraiser saw them collect over 8 Million which will enable them pay their former coach and players the monies they owed them which will lead to the transfer ban being lifted.
Tom Juma is the latest stakeholder to speak on AFC Leopards state after captain Isaac Kipyegon did the same two days ago. The AFC Leopards assistant coach - Tom Juma alias Gaza - is confident that AFC Leopards alias Chingwe will still compete next season set to kick off over the weekend despite the massive exodus from the club with no major signings made due to the transfer ban by FIFA.
AFC Leopards are edging closer to signing former Vihiga United goalkeeper Morgan Alube to beef up their poor goalkeeping department. Chingwe have youngster Maxwell Mulili afterntheir three first-team custodians left the club for greener pastures: Benjamin Ochan rejoined Ugandan side KCCA, Ezekiel Owade joined Bidco United while John Oyemba is tipped with a move to Norway.
AFC Leopards continued their recent domination against Ulinzi Stars with a 1-0 victory at the Nakuru ASK Show Grounds on Thursday in a Football Kenya Federation Premier League match. Caleb Olilo scored the game's only goal, ensuring the 13-time league champions earned all three points. In the early exchanges, Ulinzi were the better side than Ingwe, and in the 13th minute, Benjamin Ochan was called into action to deny Mark Bikokwa, who was eager to finish a good John Njuguna pass.
AFC Leopards put aside last Sunday's disappointing performance against rivals Gor Mahia in the FKF Betway Cup final by defeating visiting Bandari 2-0 at Thika Stadium. The hosts scored the first goal of the game through Robert Mudenyu in the 47th minute after Bandari failed to clear a corner ball.
Robinson Kamura is on his way to KCB after reaching an agreement to link up with Zedekiah Zicco Otieno's team, KCB, after a nightmare campaign last season with the AFC Leopards. Kamura was strangely dropped as the AFC Leopards' captain with no official reason given for this move, but after losing his captaincy, his game time was reduced and his brilliance ended up being overlooked to the point that if he was to salvage his career, he needed a fresh start elsewhere in the upcoming season.
In an FKF Premier League encounter on Sunday, AFC Leopards required a late goal from second-half replacement Dan Sunguti to salvage a 2-2 draw against Nzoia Sugar. Ingwe, who have given up on the title race, took the lead in the fifth minute through Elvis Rupia, but the Sugar Millers equalized in the second half thanks to two quick goals from Masha Gaetan in the 57th minute and Hillary Simiyu in the 60th minute.
Former AFC Leopards goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan has returned to his former Ugandan club Kampala Capital City Authority Football Club ( KCCA FC). The goalkeeper has been a handed a two-year contract in the same capacity with the confirmation made by KCCA FC. Benjamin Ochan left the Ugandan club in 2018 and joined Zambian side Kabwe warriors before he later joined Kenyan side AFC Leopards on a 2 year deal running until 2021.
Ingwe, who did not win a title last season, have been hit hard by a mass departure, and to make matters worse, they have been barred from acquiring new players by Fifa after failing to pay their previous coaches and players. Fifa's embargo has prevented Ingwe, who finished fourth last season with 48 points from 32 games, from recruiting new players, and with the team struggling financially, many key players have chosen to terminate their contracts and seek greener pastures elsewhere.
AFC Leopards bounced back to winning ways with a deserved 2-0 victory over Bandari in their Football Kenya Federation Premier League match at Thika Sub County Stadium on Friday. Leopards, who played without a reserve goalkeeper on the bench after the contracts of the other custodians at the club expired last week, struck through Robert Mudenyu and second half substitute Peter Thiong'o to seal the victory.
AFC Leopards alias Ingwe showed their prowess in football against Ulinzi Stars with a 1-0 win at the Nakuru ASK Show Grounds in the afternoon of Thursday 12th August.Caleb Olilo of AFC was the star of the match after scoring the game's sole goal in the 72nd minute. Ulinzi Stars had the upper hand in possession over AFC Leopards as the match began.In the 13th minute, Benjamin Ochan was called into action to deny Mark Bikokwa, who was eager to finish a good John Njuguna pass.