A.F.C. Leopards

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Full name Abaluhya Football Club Leopards Sports Club
Nickname(s) Ingwe (The Leopards)
Short name AFC, Leopards
Founded 12 March 1964
Ground Nyayo National Stadium
Nairobi, Kenya
Capacity 30,000
Chairman Kenya Dan Mule
Head coach Argentina Rodolfo Zapata
League Sportpesa Premier League
2017 8th
Website Club 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 (16 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
1 Kenya GK Gabriel Andika
16 Kenya GK Ezekiel Owade
22 Kenya GK Jairus Adira
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
8 Kenya MF Victor Majid
8 Nigeria MF Henry Uche
6 Kenya MF Duncan Otieno
20 Kenya MF Whyvonne Isuza
23 Kenya MF Ezekiel Otuoma
No. Position Player
7 Kenya MF Brian Marita
5 Kenya MF Marvin Nabwire
17 Kenya MF Joseph Kuria
13 Kenya MF Collins Okoth
27 Kenya MF Aziz Okaka
10 Uganda MF Baker Lukooya
25 Kenya MF Clyde Senaji
29 Kenya FW Ezekiel Odera
9 Kenya FW Alfred Wekesa
18 Ghana FW Prince Arkoh
28 Ghana FW Eric Bekoe
11 Kenya FW Jaffery Odeny
14 Kenya FW Vincent Oburu

Former[edit]

Current technical staff[edit]

Position Name
Head coach Argentina Rodolfo Zapata
Assistant coach
Goalkeeper coach Kenya Matthews Ottamax
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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