AFC Leopards’ coach departs for Belgium

Ingwe tactician Eymael reveals to Goal that he will leave for home on Friday night to attend a grandson's baptism but will return in time for Mathare clash

AFC Leopards’ coach Luc Eymael departs on Friday night for Belgium to attend a grandson’s baptism set for Sunday in Liege.

Eymael revealed to Goal on Friday that he will link up with the team on Monday in Mumias in readiness for their league match against Mathare United at Mumias Complex Stadium on Saturday.

“I will depart for Belgium tonight to attend my grandson’s baptism occasion but I have booked a quick flight back to Kenya meaning I will arrive back on Monday and connect direct to Mumias,” said Eymael.

Meanwhile, Eymael has challenged the club’s new signing Michael Khamati to work harder to maintain the emphatic performance he displayed in his debut against Thika United.

Khamati came on as a second half substitute replacing Allan Wanga and scored a brilliant fourth goal for Leopards in their 4-1 win over the milk men. Eymael agrees that the former Administration Police striker has got immense talent and the only way for him now is up.

“He is a great player for sure and that is why we signed him. I could not have possibly signed a bad potato and I know the talent he has. He scored a very brilliant goal on his debut and had an overall great performance.

“He has to work hard to maintain that performance and that is the only challenge I am posing for him. He (Khamati) has so much talent in him and he cannot afford to get comfortable now.”