AFC Leopards coach blames fatigue for poor form

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Ingwe went down through Feni Ali's brace early in the first half, a defeat that now put them in a precarious situation on the log

AFC Leopards have blamed fatigue for their 2-0 defeat to Sofapaka last weekend in a Kenyan Premier League match over the weekend.

Ingwe went down through Feni Ali's brace early in the first half, a defeat that now put them in a precarious situation as they stare at relegation.

But coach Robert Matano, whose side also played a draw against Mathare United last Wednesday in a mid-week match, is now blaming congestion in the fixtures for his side’s poor display at Narok Stadium on Sunday.

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At the same time, Matano gave a hint that could confirm reports that AFC Leopards are indeed broke. “Fatigue played a big role in this game. You cannot travel on material day to Narok and expect to play so well against a team that has camped here for days.

“We are all in the Premier League but with different match day organization. I call upon the management to plan well for these boys to reduce fatigue.”

Ingwe are currently 12th on the log with 25 points, just three of the relegation zone.

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