AFC Leopards coach Casa Mbungo extends stay at the Den ahead of Mashemeji derby

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The move to tie down the Rwandan coach will end speculation that he was heading to Tanzanian side Singida United

AFC Leopards coach Casa Mbungo has extended his contract with the club.

Goal exclusively reported last week that Ingwe had started negotiations to keep the Rwandan tactician at the Den for a longer period.

“Our main objective has been on how to stabilize the team and help it get back to the top. First, we have to be consistent especially in the technical bench. Mbungo's contract expires in June 2020 but we want to extend it by another one and a half years,” Igaida told Goal in an interview.

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And on Saturday, the club has confirmed the decision to keep Mbungo for the next two seasons.

“Our head coach Andre Casa Mbungo has extended his contract by one more year to June 2021. The office has confidence in his ability to deliver better results with the team,” the club said in a statement.

Since his arrival in February, AFC Leopards have moved up the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) table and are currently in 10th, and could move up to eighth should they beat Gor Mahia in Mashemeji derby on Sunday.

Mbungo holds a Caf A coaching license and has been in charge of Rwanda Police FC, AS Kigali, Sunrise FC and Kiyovu SC, where he was prior to his appointment by AFC Leopards.