Having managed to pull through a turbulent start to the 2021/22 Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Premier League season, AFC Leopards are currently one of the teams enjoying the best of forms.
Head coach Patrick Aussems has managed to steady the ship in murky waters that were orchestrated by a number of off-field issues notably a transfer ban, mass exodus of first team players and financial crunches and now AFC Leopards are playing some beautiful football once more.
With the gradual change in fortune at the den, Aussems seems to have resolved to fighting for the league title next season, which would be a first once at the den in the 21st century.
The former Simba SC head coach is confident his players can challenge for the league title in the new captain as the club seeks to win their first league title since 1998.
“And we are now to prepare also for next season though it is a shame that the 12 matches unbeaten run has been stopped but now we should also aim to win the last games we are remaining with for this season,” the tactician said.
AFC Leopards boast of a fine home record this season, remaining unbeaten at their home turf of Nyayo National Stadium and the Belgian seeks to build on that when the new season kicks off.
“It’s like that, now we will keep working as I told you that we have made a good run. We have produced a good piece of football and I think that the fans are happy so far,” he said.
Ingwe are 10th on the FKF Premier League log with 35 points with only seven matches to go and lost 2-1 to Tusker last time out on Sunday.
They next face KCB on Saturday before visiting archrivals Gor Mahia in the Mashemeji Derby at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu six days later.