AFC Leopards coach reveals secret behind Sony Sugar win

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The win pushed Ingwe to 7th position on the log with seven points, though they have played a match less than the top six

AFC Leopards registered their second win of the season after downing Sony Sugar 2-0 at Awendo Stadium on Sunday.

But stand-in coach, Dennis Kitambi, who was in charge of the match following coach Robert Matano’s suspension last Friday, revealed the reason behind the sudden turn around of form at Ingwe.

Prior to the Sony Sugar win, AFC Leopards had only picked four points from a possible nine; winning one, drawing one and losing once.

The result, coupled with an early exit from Caf Confederation Cup and a fall-out between the coach and controversial midfielder Collins 'Gattuso' Okoth, saw Matano asked to sit out of the weekend’s trip to Awendo.

But if the overall team display and the result in the Sunday's match is anything to go by, then Matano will have a long day trying to convince the club’s Management Committee on Tuesday to spare his job.

“I didn’t do anything extraordinary. I just gave the players the free will to enjoy themselves, hold onto possession.

"That’s what I stressed in the two day that I was in charge of training, allowing them the room to make mistakes as they express themselves with the ball,” Kitambi told Goal after Sony Sugar victory.

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Ingwe will take on Mathare United in the next match and Kitambi is optimistic that the win over Sony will act as a psychological boost to his players.

“I know that we are meeting a tough opponent in (Mathare United) but we are up for the challenge.

The win pushed AFC Leopards to 7th position on the log with seven points, though they have played a match less than the top six.

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