AFC Leopards captain Duncan Otieno's loyalty questioned after 'abandoning' club

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The Ingwe skipper opted to take a plane to India with the rest of Harambee Stars squad at the expense of the club

AFC Leopards captain Duncan Otieno has come under scathing attack from a section of club fans after he ‘abandoned’ the team at the time of need.

The skipper opted to take a plane to India with the rest of Harambee Stars squad at the expense of the club that will be seeking for a ticket to play English Premier League side Everton in the Super Cup.

Ingwe have a date with Tanzanian side Singida United and should they sail through, they might meet rivals Gor Mahia if they (K’Ogalo) sneak past Jeshi La Kujenga Uchumi from Zanzibar.

This is a tournament AFC Leopards need to win having lost to Gor Mahia in the final last year in Tanzania. Winning the title will present Ingwe with a ticket to Liverpool to play against Everton, in addition to the local bragging rights.

However, a number of irritated fans have now questioned the loyalty of the captain and defender Michael Kibwage, who will be in India for 10 days with the national team.

The issue was fueled by the fact that Gor Mahia recalled seven of their players from the squad citing a busy schedule ahead.

“A whole captain should value his club but he leaves behind the team with a busy schedule and he boards the plane to India to play in some ‘mediocre football tournament'.

"You don’t deserve the armband. You have let the team down,” a dejected fan lamented.

Super Cup fixtures: June 3: Kakamega Homeboyz v Yanga SC and Gor Mahia v JKU.

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June 4: Kariobangi Sharks v Simba SC.

June 5: AFC Leopards v Singida United.