Tom Juma: AFC Leopards players did not sabotage Rodolfo Zapata

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The Argentine coach terminated his stay at The Den after only five months in charge just days after losing 4-0 to Tusker FC

AFC Leopards assistant coach Tom Juma has refuted claims that Ingwe players sabotaged the work of Rodolfo Zapata.

The Argentine coach terminated his stay at The Den after only five months in charge on what he termed as mutual consent. The decision to leave Ingwe came days after the team had lost 4-0 to Tusker in a league match at Machakos.

Juma, who has been tasked with the duties of overseeing remaining matches, now says Ingwe players supported coach Zapata during his time. “There was no sabotage from the players. The coach was given the support he wanted but it is unfortunate that he had to leave.

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“Zapata was a good coach because AFC Leopards was playing well during his time but the results were not good. That happens in football and it will be good if people also understand the same.”

Juma was also in charge as AFC Leopards lost 2-1 to Ulinzi Stars and the coach believes the soldiers deserved to win. "Ulinzi Stars were the strongest side and they used their strength to bully us. They deserved to win.”

Ingwe will wind up the season with a match against Nzoia Sugar on October 4.