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The Belgian tactician reveals to Goal that he will resume duties with Ingwe when they take on City Stars in a league match at Nyayo Stadium on Sunday

By Dennis Mabuka

AFC Leopards’ coach Luc Eymael has revealed that he will be in the dug outs when Ingwe takes on City Stars in a Kenyan premiership match at Nyayo Stadium on Sunday.

Speaking exclusively to Goal from Cairo, Egypt, where he was scheduled to connect a flight to Nairobi, the Belgian tactician said, “I am happy that some of the issues I raised have been sorted out and I am on my way back to Kenya.

“I am currently in Egypt and have to connect a flight from here to Kenya because there was no sitting space in flights traveling directly from Brussels on Monday. So it means I will arrive in Nairobi on Wednesday.

“I have been keeping in touch with my assistant Nicholas Muyoti and I am very impressed that everything has been moving on smoothly despite my absence.

“I have no issues with chairman (Allan Kasavuli) but I heard today (Tuesday) by (Muyoti) again pitch problems. If pitch is not good enough, we will be again in problems so now it is time for the top brass to also show something. The problem of training pitch is really the story of this summer.”

Eymael said he wants to help AFC Leopards’ end their trophy drought and was determined to do so with support from the club’s top hierarchy.

“We are in a very good position to win this year’s league. We have been in a fantastic run and with six matches to go I belief everything is possible.

“We want to take every match at a time and now our next target is City Stars. We lost against them (City Stars) in the first leg and that means they are no pushovers. We must be at our best and that is why top management should rally behind this team.”

Eymael was absent when AFC Leopards’ walloped Wazee wa Kazi 5-0 in a GOTV Shield Cup tie played at City Stadium last Saturday. The Belgian's absence had created anxiety amongst Ingwe followers at the den with some concluding that he had resigned and returned home.