Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Premier League side AFC Leopards have named Eugene Mukangula as their new captain just days to the start of the second half of the season.
The 13-time champions have named the midfielder as their new skipper to take over from Marvin Nabwire who is set to join another top flight side Kenya Police FC.
Mukangula becomes the fourth AFC Leopards captain in seven months and the third in five months in what has been a series of leadership changes under head coach Patrick Aussems.
First it was in June 2021 when the club announced that Robinson Kamura had officially been dropped as the skipper in favour of Isaac Kipyegon, this was after Kamura fell out with Aussems and was condemned on the bench.
“AFC Leopards SC head coach Patrick Aussems on Thursday announced that Isaac Kipyegon has been appointed the club captain with immediate effect,” AFC Leopards said in a statement on June 24, 2021.
Kamura did not last long in the role as he ditched Ingwe in November 2021 in favour of champions Tusker, with the club confirming Marvin Nabwire as his successor.
Nabwire has led the club in one of the most turbulent of times during which the club witnessed a massive exodus of its key players, a transfer ban and financial crunches that even saw Aussems tear into the club’s management.
Mukangula now takes over the mantle as AFC Leopards prepared to visit Police FC in the return leg at the Nyayo National Stadium on Sunday after the first meeting ended in a 1-1 draw at the same venue.
AFC Leopards who last won the league in 1998, are 11th on the log with 28 points after 22 matches.