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AFC Leopards coach Mbungo reveals why players are unfit

11:25 GMT 28/10/2019
AFC Leopards coach Casa Mbungo.
The Rwandan says his players lack match fitness as a result of fewer training sessions in recent times

AFC Leopards coach Andre Casa Mbungo has revealed the team have had only nine training sessions for the past two months or so.

Ingwe are currently flying high in the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) and are second on the table after accumulating 14 points in the seven games played.

On Sunday, the former champions claimed a 2-1 win against Sofapaka at Narok Stadium but the Rwandan is not yet satisfied.

"Leopards can play better than the way they are doing right now," Mbungo told Goal on Monday.

"We have had just nine training sessions and played four league games, it is not logic. But I believe the situation will change soon and it is just a matter of time before it happens. We are aiming at doing better, but there are many things involved."

The tactician has also explained the reason behind Paul Were and Eugene Mukangula's below-par display.

"Most of these players are not fit because they do not train regularly. It is the same case with Were and Mukangula, they are not fit and it is the reason why I withdrew them," Mbungo concluded.

The next assignment for Ingwe will be a home game against Ulinzi Stars who defeated Tusker on Saturday by a solitary goal.