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  • July 21, 2013
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AFC Leopards Paul Were could start against Mathare United

AFC Leopards- Mathare Preview: 'Slum Boys' eying memorable double over Ingwe

AFC Leopards Paul Were could start against Mathare United

Timothy Olobulu

The ‘Slum Boys’ beat Ingwe 1-0 in the first leg match played at City and could register an impressive double over their rivals if they win in Mumias

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

AFC LEOPARDS

Patrick Matasi
Saleh, Masika, Nahimana, Juma
Imbalambala, Opiyo, Were
Kadenge, Wanga, Wafula
MATHARE UNITED

Mboya
K.Ochieng, Mwangi, Wahome, E.Ochieng
Monday, Nzomo, Okello
Wendo, Ouma, Nduro

Mathare United will be seeking to complete a double over AFC Leopards’ when they travel to the Western town of Mumias for the return leg fixture at Mumias Complex on Sunday.

The ‘Slum Boys’ beat Ingwe 1-0 in the first leg match played at City Stadium and they could register a memorable double over their rivals if they win in Mumias.

Leopards are on a roll after their 4-1 thrashing of Thika United in what Coach Luc Eymael described as the best match of the season. Ingwe will still have fire guzzling from their feet when they take on to the Mumias Complex and coach Eymael has warned Mathare they better be prepared.

“We would like to continue with the same form of results that we have been having in the last couple of matches. We are keen to win against Mathare, a team that is tactically endowed and we are well prepared for them,” Eymael told Goal.

His Mathare counterpart Stanley Okumbi was diplomatic in his approach to the game, paying respect to Ingwe and conceding it will be a tough match.

“It is not going to be an easy game especially putting in mind Leopards have had good results recently. We are going there seeking a win and we hope we get it.”

AFC Leopards are placed eighth on the log and a will take them as high as third. The club will welcome back defender Anthony Kimani after a long injury lay off while Ugandan Dan Wagaluka has been cleared to feature.

Mathare could stick to the same starting eleven that stunned league champions Tusker 1-0 in a mid-week premiership match at City Stadium last Wednesday.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • AFC Leopards last won the league in 1998. Their best performance since was last year when they finished third behind winners Tusker FC and second placed Gor Mahia.
  • Mathare United’s last triumph in the league was in 2008. A huge chunk of the players who helped them win that league including Francis Ouma and Edgar Ochieng (pictured left) are now back with them.

  • In the last nine meetings the two teams have been at par in terms of head to head record. Each team has registered three wins against the other with the remaining three being draws.

  • AFC Leopards have not lost a single match at Mumias Complex Stadium - their second homeground.

  • Mathare United have not won an away match this season (Three defeats, five draws).

  • AFC Leopards will welcome back defender Anthony Kimani for the match after a long injury lay off while Ugandan Dan Wagaluka has been cleared to feature.

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