AFC Leopards coach Jan Koops: We must refill our trophy cabinet with FKF Cup glory

The 71 year-old Dutch coach says that their attention has now shifted to winning the FKF Cup- the only trophy left to the conclusion of 2012 season

After missing out on the league title as well as the KPL Top 8 trophy, AFC Leopards head coach Jan Koops says that he is plotting on winning the FKF domestc trophy in a bid to ensure that the club’s trophy cabinet does not remain dry this season.

The  71 year-old Dutch coach, who guided Ingwe to a third finish in the just concluded Kenya Premier League (KPL) which is an improvement from last seasons fifth position, says their attention has now shifted to bagging the only trophy left-domestic Cup.

“A big club of AFC Leopards’ magnitude deserves to win at least a trophy every season. We missed out on Top 8 on matters that are in public knowledge and also missed out in the league trophy. Now we must win something and the FKF Cup is our target,” Koops told

“The players are disappointed and they are thirsty and I think winning the FKF trophy is the only way to quench that thirst.”

“In football every coach and every player want to win something and we will fight for the trophy.”

Winners of the domestic Cup earns the ticket to represent the country at Caf- Confederations Cup.

Leopards will face bitter and title holders Gor Mahia on Saturday at Kasarani while 2010 champions Sofapaka face off with league champions Tusker at the City stadium on Sunday.