Ingwe last lifted the league title in 1999, when Otieno was just five years, but the midfielder, who has since joined Zambian Premier League side, Nkana FC is hopeful that the Serbs will guide the former giants back to glory, but only if he’s allowed time.
Kavazovic is expected to link up with Ingwe on November 15 after he agreed to a two-year deal as a replacement of Rodolfo Zapata, who left the club at the tail end of the 2018 campaign.
“I want to thank AFC Leopards SC for granting me the chance to make that first step in my career and also the opportunity to captain the team.
“It's my wish the new coach Kavazovic is given time, a good environment and supported by everybody at the club to succeed. Thank you so much Ingwe.”
Otieno further challenged AFC Leopards' players to take pressure off the shoulders of Kavazovic, who joined the den from Township Rollers by putting on a good performance on the pitch.
“As I leave to pursue a new challenge, I back the team to challenge for the KPL title next season. However, a lot of hard work and sacrifice has to made by everyone-players, the office and the fans in order to achieve this.”