Kenya Premier League (KPL) side AFC Leopards have boosted their defence with the signing of Harambee Stars defender David ‘Cheche’ Ochieng ahead of today’s game against Sofapaka at Bukhungu Stadium.
Ochieng was unveiled on Monday on a three-month contract.
Leopards go into today’s match motivated by a 2-1 win over Tusker last Saturday.
Leopards have witnessed a tough first leg this season. They were at one point sat at the bottom of the table. However, two wins in a row have lifted them out of the relegation zone.
If they beat Sofapaka, that will be another boost for them. Playing at Bukhungu gives them a lot of motivation.
Sofapaka are also equally motivated after a 3-0 win over Chemelil Sugar last weekend.
Coach John Barasa says he expects a tough match admitting that both sides are highly motivated.
“We are all motivated and everyone wants to win and go up the log and so we expect a tough match,” he said.
Barasa who took over two months ago insists his team still harbours title ambitions. “Ours is a big club and every season we have the ambition to be champions and that has not changed.”
At Kasarani Stadium, Kariobangi Sharks will be hoping to revive their title ambitions against Nzoia Sugar this afternoon.
Sharks have struggled of late casting doubt on their ability to win the league.
Coach William Muluya announced yesterday the promotion of an Under-20 midfielder Patrick Ngunyi into the senior team in a move that is meant to give Sharks more depth.
“Ngunyi is a product of our Under-20 side and we look forward to promoting other young players,” he said.
On the other hand, Nzoia have been struggling on the pitch something that has been made worse by lack of finances.