There is still hope at the AFC Leopards camp despite the team’s recent heavy loss at the hands of fierce rivals Gor Mahia.
Ingwe lost 4-1 to Kogallo in a high profile KPL match staged at the Kasarani Stadium. A brace from Gor Mahia’s Ivorian Import Yikpe Gnamien and goals from Clifton Miheso and Lawrence Juma saw Gor Mahia cap off an impressive second half display with a routine thumping of AFC Leopards.
Despite the loss, Ingwe’s captain Soter Kayumba still believes that the team has what it takes to mount a serious title charge.
Kayumba has called on fans to rally behind the team stating that the Sunday loss should not affect the team’s season in any way.
“We are playing a league and not a tournament. The league has many games. You can, unfortunately, lose the derby and win other matches and eventually win the league. Just urge our fans to be patient and I know we will rectify our mistakes in the coming matches starting with Bandari on Thursday,” Kayumba told www.afcleopards.co.ke.
Having squandered a number of open chances in the first half, Kayumba admitted that his side lost the game at that point.
“We played well in the first half but we didn’t convert our chances to goals. We started the second half slowly allowing our opponents into the game. After they scored their first goal, we went on the offensive but unfortunately, we were left exposed and they doubled their goals again.”
Sunday’s loss saw Ingwe drop to 7th on the KPL log with the team now having won 4, drew 3 and lost 2 games so far this season.
AFC Leopards will next take on dockers Bandari FC before turning their attention to kpl newbies Kisumu All Stars after the international break.