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Reports: AFC Leopards eye Nakumatt coach Melis Medo if Rodolfo Zapata walks away

1:48 PM MYT 25/09/2018
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Goal also understands that Ingwe’s playing unit is keen to have Dennis Kitambi restored as the coach and work with Tom Juma

AFC Leopards are set to hire Nakumatt coach Melis Medo to should Rodolfo Zapata walks away, Goal can reveal.

A top club official has revealed that they are yet to receive a resignation letter from the Argentine coach but are preparing for a replacement should he quit.

“We have not heard anything from Zapata on his intentions to quit but as a club we must also prepare ourselves to fill the void should he leave. We have not chased him away and it means if he goes, it is a decision from him not us.

“We are looking at the prospects of bringing in Nakumatt coach Melis Medo if Zapata decides to go but I strongly believe Zapata will stay for next season.”

Zapata fueled his exit after he thanked the players for their support during his brief stay at The Den. The Argentine coach delivered the shock message to the players after the team was bundled out of the FKF Shield Cup by Sofapaka.

“It was nice working with you and wish you the best in your future endeavors,” Zapata told the players at Kasarani before walking away.

Goal also understands that Ingwe’s playing unit is rooting for the return of Tanzanian coach Dennis Kitambi to work with Tom Juma.

On Sunday, Zapata and AFC Leopards’ playing unit were held hostage by fans, who demanded that they walk from Kasarani to their destination after defeat against Batoto ba Mungu ended the club’s dream of winning any silverware.

A goal from Elli Asieche was enough to hand Sofapaka a 1-0 win and they will now face Kariobangi Sharks in the final. Sharks reached the final after registering an emphatic 4-1 win against Ulinzi Stars at the same venue.