A.F.C. Leopards

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A.F.C. Leopards
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Full name All Footballers' Confederation Leopards Sports Club
Nickname(s) Ingwe (The Leopards)
Founded 12 March 1964
Ground Nyayo National Stadium
Nairobi, Kenya
Ground Capacity 30,000
Chairman Kenya Allan Kasavuli
Head coach Belgium Ivan Minnaert
League Kenyan Premier League
2015 7th
Website Club home page

All Footballers' Confederation Leopards Sports Club, officially abbreviated as AFC Leopards and commonly known as simply AFC, Leopards or 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 8 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 15 March 2014

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 MF Bernard Mang'oli
2 Kenya MF Ezekiel Seda
3 Kenya DF Edwin Wafula
4 Kenya MF Augstine Etemesi
5 Kenya DF Martin Imbalambala
6 Kenya GK Patrick Matasi
7 Kenya FW Oscar Kadenge
8 Kenya MF Charles Okwemba
9 Kenya DF Eric Masika
10 Kenya FW Allan Wanga
11 Kenya MF Paul Were
12 Kenya GK Martin Musalia
13 Kenya DF Jackson Saleh
14 Kenya DF Anthony Kimani
15 Kenya FW Noah Wafula
No. Position Player
17 Kenya DF Abdallah Juma
18 Kenya FW Michael Khamati
19 Kenya FW Mohamud Sadaq
20 Kenya DF James Situma
21 Kenya DF Joseph Shikokoti
22 Uganda MF Musa Mudde
23 Kenya GK Wycliffe Kasaya
24 Kenya DF Titus Wamalwa
25 Kenya FW Jacob Keli
26 Kenya FW Dennis Dodi
27 Kenya MF Duncan Otieno
28 Kenya FW Khalid Jumaan
29 Kenya MF Hassan Mohamed
Nigeria FW Austine Uzoremeke

Current technical staff[edit]

Position Name
Head coach Belgium Ivan Minnaert
Assistant coach Kenya Nicolas (football coach)
Goalkeeper coach Kenya Washington Muhanji
Team manager Kenya Francis Xavier

Managers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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