A.F.C. Leopards

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Full nameAbaluhya Football Club Leopards Sports Club
Nickname(s)Ingwe (The Leopards)
Short nameAFC, Leopards
Founded12 March 1964
GroundNyayo National Stadium
Nairobi, Kenya
Capacity30,000
ChairmanKenya Dan Mule
Head coachSerbia Nikola Kavazovic
LeagueSportpesa Premier League
20178th
WebsiteClub website

Abaluhya Football Club Leopards Sports Club, officially abbreviated as A.F.C. Leopards and also commonly known as Ingwe (Luhya for Leopards), is a Kenyan association football club based in Nairobi. It currently competes in the Kenyan Premier League, the top tier of the Kenyan football league system, and was founded in 1964. With 13 top-flight league titles to their name, AFC Leopards is Kenya's second most successful club behind Gor Mahia (17 titles), with whom they regularly contest the Mashemeji Derby.[1] The team currently plays its home games at the Nyayo National Stadium.

History[edit]

AFC Leopards' standing as one of the most successful clubs in the region is underlined by the fact that it has won the Kenyan Premier League a record 13 times. AFC Leopards has also won the Kenya Cup 10 times, and the CECAFA Club Championship 5 times.[citation needed]

The club was formed in 1964 as Abaluhya Football Club when a number of small clubs amalgamated.[2] In 2008 they played in the Nationwide League and won the title in their zone. They returned to the Kenyan Premier League for the 2009 season in which it also won the KFF Cup.[3]

Honours[edit]

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League[edit]

CAF Confederation Cup[edit]

  • Preliminary round exits: 2010

CAF Cup[edit]

  • Quarter-final exits: 1994, 1997

CAF Cup Winners' Cup[edit]

  • First round exits: 1992, 2002
  • Second round exits: 1986
  • Quarter-final exits: 1988
  • Semi-final exits: 1985

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 27 January 2018

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
16 Kenya GK Ezekiel Owade
1 Kenya GK Jairus Adira
22 Kenya GK Edwin Mukolwe
30 Kenya DF Dennis Sikhayi
15 Kenya DF Abdalla Salim
4 Kenya DF Robinson Kamura
21 Kenya DF Yusuf Mainge
12 Kenya DF Michael Kibwage
2 Kenya DF Marcus Abwao
3 Ghana DF Isaac Oduro
24 Kenya DF Moses Mburu
26 Kenya DF Victor Mavisi
13 Kenya MF Christopher Oruchum
8 Kenya MF Victor Majid
28 Kenya MF Said Tsuma
6 Kenya MF Duncan Otieno
20 Kenya MF Whyvonne Isuza
17 Kenya MF Edwin Seda
No. Position Player
7 Kenya MF Brian Marita
5 Kenya MF Marvin Nabwire
40 Kenya MF Saad Musa
29 Kenya MF Eugene Mukangula
27 Kenya MF Aziz Okaka
10 Uganda MF Baker Lukooya
25 Kenya MF Clyde Senaji
29 Kenya FW Ezekiel Odera
9 Nigeria FW Alex Orotomal
31 Ghana FW Prince Arkoh
18 Kenya FW Ray Ochieng'
11 Kenya FW Jaffery Odeny
14 Kenya FW Vincent Oburu

Former[edit]

Current technical staff[edit]

Position Name
Head coach Serbia Nikola Kavazović
Goalkeeper coach Kenya Lawrence Webo
Team manager Kenya Gilbert Selebwa
Team Doctor Kenya Patrick Ngusale
Physiotherapist Kenya Noel Mandi
Fitness coach Kenya Mike Shamiah

Managers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kenya - List of Champions". rsssf.com. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  2. ^ Daily Nation, 5 January 2004: Oyugi speaks on state of soccer
  3. ^ Kenyafootball, 17 November 2008: AFC Leopards confirmed for 2009 Premier League Archived 16 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Troubled Leopards send Dutch coach De Jongh packing". Daily Nation. Retrieved 2018-06-05.

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