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AFC Leopards v Posta Rangers: Kick off, TV channel, squad news & preview

10:52 WAT 14/09/2018
Edwin Mwaura of Posta Rangers v Sammy Ndungu of AFC Leopards.
The last time Ingwe won against the mailmen was way back in 2012 and majority of the last six matches have ended in draws

AFC Leopards will come into the match aiming at ending the two match losing streak in the Kenyan Premier League and collect maximum points.

Posta Rangers under Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omollo, have been inconsistent in the top tier this season. However, the team has an advantage, the last time they lost against Ingwe in the league was way back in 2012.

Game AFC Leopards vs Posta Rangers
Date Saturday, September 15
Time 4:00pm Kenyan Time

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch

In Kenya, the game will be shown live on KBC Channel One.

DSTV channel Free-to-air channel 
NONE KBC Channel One

Squads & Team News

Position Missing players
Goalkeeper Jairus Adira
Striker Jafari Owiti

Saad Musa has added onto AFC Leopards’ injury woes; the midfielder joins the likes of Robinson Kamura, Dennis Sikhayi, Moses Mburu, Abdalah Juma, Jafari Owiti and Marvin Omondi, who have been out for about one month now.

Goalkeeper Jairus Adira was also injured last weekend in the friendly against Simba SC in Tanzania leaving Ezekiel Owade the only fit experienced custodian.

Probable AFC Leopards XI: Owade, Oruchum, Lukooya, Kibwage, Otieno, Seda, Marita, Majid, Odera, Isuza and Mukangula.

Position Missing player
Striker Kennedy Otieno

Dennis Mukaisi has healed from a nagging ankle injury and is expected to be in the team against AFC Leopards. Striker Kennedy Otieno 'Agogo' is still out while goalkeeper Sammy Okinda is still a doubt same as Jared Obwoge.

Probable Posta Rangers XI: Baraza, Mbugua, Omondi, Ngotho, Jerry, Mbugi, Likono, Odongo, Tera, Mukaisi and Achesa.

Match Preview

Both teams come into the match targeting a win to help them meet their objectives at the end of the season. With four matches to go, AFC Leopards are third on 48 points and a win will put them in a good position to go second on the log if Bandari slip.

Having lost back to back matches against Gor Mahia and Wazito respectively, the hosts need to bounce back soonest. It has not been easy for the mailmen this season especially in defense; having conceded thirty-one goals and the Sammy 'Pamzo' Omollo led side are odds on to concede again.

However, coach Rodolfo Zapata is hopeful of a good outing against Posta Rangers. “We have lost two matches in a row, and we want to ensure we win our next game which is against Posta Rangers.

"Pressure to win is always there and we have to satisfy that demand by the fans. Despite missing some players as well because of injuries, we are going to fight for maximum points.

“A game like this is tactically won, if we get our tactics right it will even be easier and I believe my players will do that,” Zapata told Goal.

However, they will take heart from their performance against AFC Leopards, having lost just once in seven outings, a defeat that came about six years ago.