AFC Leopards’ have finally received visas to South Africa and are due to depart on Friday night (tonight) for the first leg first round match of Caf Confederation Cup against Supersport United on Saturday.
The match will be played at Lucas Moripe Stadium starting 9.15 (Kenyan time), just hours after the Kenyan side touch down in Pretoria. The trip to Pretoria will take Ingwe six hours via Johannesburg.
AFC Leopards’ organizing secretary Timothy Lilumbi has told Goal that they have obtained visas for the traveling squad. “We have now been cleared to travel and our flight departs JKIA at 8pm.
“As we speak, the squad is heading to the airport plus officials, who will be accompanying the team. We have some information that the match will be played on Saturday and hopefully our players’ will not be fatigued because we need to get a convincing result to bring to Nairobi for the return leg.”
AFC Leopards’ missed their flight to South Africa on Thursday morning after failing to obtain visas on time. Ingwe swept past Defence of Ethiopia 4-1 on aggregate in preliminary round and will look to replicate that performance against a formidable Matsatsantsa side, who overcame Botswana side Gaborone United 3-0 on aggregate.