Dennis Kitambi coy on AFC Leopards job after Robert Matano's exit

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Kitambi took over the leadership of the team after a poor start to the season but has since changed the face of AFC Leopards

AFC Leopards interim coach  Dennis Kitambi is yet to ‘hold talks’ with club's top brass on the possibility of taking up the role on permanent basis.

This comes a day after former coach Robert Matano was shown the door after serving a two week suspension. Kitambi, who has guided the team in the last three matches, is tipped as a potential candidate to replace Matano.

Kitambi took over the leadership of the team after a poor start to the season but has since changed the face of Leopards, guiding them to second on the log with his third consecutive win, the latest coming against Wazito.

“That will depend on a lot of factors, including sitting down to negotiate new terms,” Kitambi told Goal when asked whether he may consider taking up the vacant job.

Kitambi is so far impressed by the team's progress even and has warned other Kenyan Premier League opponents to be wary of a new look Ingwe .

“I am happy with the way the team is progressing and I am confident we will pick up."

Though Kitambi remained non-committal on whether Ingwe  have the claws to grab their first league title in 19 years when the season winds up in November, the tactician warned that they are yet to hit their best form.

“I have not done any defensive training since I came in because I have been concentrating on ball possession. Maybe that’s why we’ve been conceding silly and naive goals. The good thing is that my players are not happy with the goals conceded and we will work on that.”

Under Kitambi, AFC Leopards have scored nine goals; a 2-0 result over Sony Sugar before handing Mathare United their first league defeat in a 4-3 win.

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AFC Leopards recorded their third successive win in a 3-2 victory over Wazito last Wednesday.

Kitambi joined AFC Leopards at the begining of the 2017 season as an assistant to Briton Stewart Hall.


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