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
Ground Capacity 30,000
Chairman Kenya Dan Mule
Head coach Kenya Robert Matano
League Sportpesa Premier League
2016 13th
Website Club website

All Footballers' Confederation 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 (15 titles), with whom they regularly contest the Nairobi 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 9 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 7 October 2017

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

No. Position Player
18 Kenya GK Gabriel Andika
16 Kenya GK Ian Otieno
1 Kenya GK Edwin Mukolwe
30 Kenya DF Dennis Sikhayi
15 Kenya DF Abdalla Salim
4 Kenya DF Robinson Kamura
19 Kenya DF Joshua Mawira
12 Kenya DF Michael Kibwage
33 Kenya DF Marcus Abwao
3 Uganda DF Ramadhan Yakubu
41 Kenya MF Victor Majid
8 Kenya MF Haroun Nyakha
26 Kenya MF Duncan Otieno
20 Kenya MF Whyvonne Isuza
8 Kenya MF Lewis Wanami
No. Position Player
6 Kenya MF Jackson Juma
24 Kenya MF Samuel Ndung'u
29 Kenya MF Andrew Tololwa
11 Kenya MF Ibrahim Mao
27 Kenya MF Aziz Okaka
17 Uganda MF Keziron Kizito
5 Uganda MF Musa Mudde
14 Burundi FW Alexis Kitenge
9 Kenya FW Alfred Wekesa
7 Kenya FW Marcellus Ingotsi
22 Kenya FW Ray Omondi
25 Kenya FW Vincent Oburu

Former[edit]

Current technical staff[edit]

Position Name
Head coach Kenya Robert Matano
Assistant coach Kenya Tom Juma
Assistant coach Tanzania Dennis Kitambi
Goalkeeper coach Kenya Eric Wasike
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]

Sources

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