- Patrick Aussems has lauded his AFC Leopards players for putting in a gallant performance in the just-concluded season of the Kenya Premier League
- Ingwe was widely praised for its improvement in playing quality and attractive football but the club finished in sixth place with their Belgian head coach promising better things next season
- Meanwhile, Robert Matano has threatened to ditch Tusker FC despite guiding them to successfully defend their Premier League crown
AFC Leopards head coach Patrick Aussems has sent a wonderful message to his players and the club’s supporters. The Kenyan Premier League came to a close on Sunday with Tusker FC successfully defending their title.
Aussems, who flew back to his native Belgium for the holidays, took to his official Twitter account to thank the club for the season that has been. Ingwe has shown steady improvement but still finished sixth on the log with 46 points.
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In the Twitter video, Aussems thanks his players for their efforts in the entire season.
I would like to tell the players that they gave a great performance and I am very proud of them. Now it's time to enjoy the holidays with friends and family. It is really important. I would also like to thank Ingwe fans for the amazing support in the last weeks, it helped the team a lot. Enjoy your holidays. I guess next season things will be better.
Aussems left the country with Leopards yet to play two of its games in the league. Mozzart Sport reports that assistant head coach Tom Juma took charge of the games against Nzoia Sugar and Nairobi City Stars.
At the same time, title-winning head coach Robert Matano has threatened to quit Tusker despite winning back-to-back titles with the club.
Matano has cited frustration from some members of the board. The veteran coach is ready to walk away if things do not change.
I have struggled with this team and I don't think I will be here anymore. I will certainly leave. I am not respected by this team at all. There is someone who doesn't want me here but I am happy I have proved him wrong.
The Lion, as he is commonly referred to is rumoured to be on his way to Kenya Police. The enforcers are also looking at the possibility of signing former Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards head coach Zdravko Logarusic.
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