Chemelil- AFC Preview: Another tall order for struggling Ingwe

AFC Leopards’ new coach James Nandwa starts life on the hot seat as he leads Ingwe against Chemelil Sugar in a GOtv Cup second round match


Jairus Adira
Ouma, Ooko, Omino, Omondi
Mwaniki, Mutahi, Macharia
Georson, Odero, Obwoge

Patrick Matasi
Wafula, Masika, Juma, Kiwaalabye
Kimani, Imbalambla, Seda
Were, Wafula, Wanga

AFC Leopards’ new coach James Nandwa starts life on the hot seat as he leads Ingweagainst Chemelil Sugar in Saturday's GOtv Shield Cup second round match at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru.

Nandwa took over this week after the sacking of former coach Luc Eymael, who incidentally lost 3-1 to Chemelil Sugar last weekend in a Kenyan Premier League match at Mumias Complex.

The new Leopards’ coach must find a way to lock up his defense, which was a big let down last weekend in the absence of Jonas Nahimana, who left for United States of America to pursue professional career.

But veteran defender Anthony Kimani is back from a long term injury and should be able to provide the much needed stability at the back. For goals, Leopards’ have Paul Were, Allan Wanga and Mike Barasa to bank on.

Chemelil know they have always dominated fixtures against Leopards’ and this will give them plenty of confidence going into this match. Victor Omondi, Tony Opondo and Jonathan Mwaniki will be the leading men for Chemelil in search for goals.

  • AFC Leopards new coach James Nandwa (pictured) will be the 11th coach in five years at the club.

  • AFC Leopards’ have never beaten Chemelil Sugar in the last ten years in all competitions.

  • AFC Leopards' Secretary General George Aladwa has pledged Sh200, 000 cash award to Ingwe squad if they overcome the sugar millers.

  • Chemelil Sugar striker Georson Likono is a former AFC Leopards player.

  • Chemelil Sugar coach Mike Mururi is a former international player who turned out for the team he is currently coaching.

  • Chemelil bagged four points from AFC Leopards’ this season in the premiership after drawing 1-1 in the first leg and thrashing Leopards 3-1 in the reverse fixture.

  • It is Chemelil Sugar, who edged out AFC Leopards from this year’s KPL Top 8 tournament in a match that was marred by violence at Nyayo Stadium.