Rodolfo Zapata has committed to seeing off his contract with AFC Leopards despite mounting pressure by a section of officials for the Argentine to quit.
Zapata's future at the club has been the subject of discussion in the past one week with reports that a section of the club executive wants him out.
The former Gaborone United tactician penned a one and half deal with Ingwe three months ago, but he was willing to let go of the work he started until he held a meeting with AFC Leopards chairman, Dan Mule early this week.
“My plan is to take AFC Leopards to the next level,” Zapata said after a successful meeting with Mule.
“We have got a bright future. With continuity program, we can be the best team in Kenya.”
Mule has also thrown his weight behind the former United Stated Youth Association recruitment officer, whom he fished out from Botswana to replace Dennis Kitambi in May.
“He is here to stay!” affirmed Mule.
Under Zapata, AFC Leopards have lost only two of their last 12 games, winning six and drawing four. Ingwe are fifth on the log-15n points adrift of leaders Gor Mahia, who have 52 points.