AFC Leopards forward Jimmy Bageya confident of clinching Kenya league title

The Ugandan import insists with eight matches to go, leaders Ingwe stand a firm chance of bagging the league title after a thirteen year wait

AFC Leopards forward Jimmy Bageya says his colleagues have the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) title in sights.

Bageya believes with eight matches to the end of the season, Leopards stand firm favorites to lift the crown they last won thirteen years ago.

“This (2012 season) has been an exciting campaign. We have been fortunate to have a good run, and the management did a great job to strengthen the squad in January. With eight games to go, we believe there is enough in reserve to finish off the job,” Bageya told

The Ugandan import, who can play either side of the wing, was acquired midway through the last season. His stock has risen this term after garnering three goals and as many assists.

“Playing away from home is always challenging, especially considering the fact that much more is expected from foreigners in any team. The pressure to perform is higher at this place compared to my former club (City Stars). The fixture schedule is growing tougher with each day, considering clubs are putting an extra shift when they play us."

Besides the KPL title, the stocky forward admits that he has other targets in his sights.

“I am not thinking of quitting AFC Leopards at the moment. The other challenge is to get a call up with the Cranes (Uganda national team), that is the ultimate dream of any player.”

AFC Leopards currently top the sixteen team KPL table standings after opening a four point gap to closest rivals and defending champions Tusker FC, interestingly whom they face on Friday in a league match.