Category : Football | Posted on 2020-06-29 By : HASSAN MUHAMMAD Image : @AFCLeopards
NAIROBI: Kenyan club AFC Leopards have trained their sights on bringing in an experienced African coach, with Cameroonian Joseph Omog considered favourite.
This acquisition, media reports suggest, will help the sleeping giant compete against Gor Mahia for the 2020/2021 Kenyan Premier League title, with the season expected to commence in September.
Leopards, who won the last of its 13 league titles in 1998, have been without a coach since Rwandan Andre Casa Mbungo resigned in February of 2020 following a salary dispute.
Mbungo has since lodged a suit against the club at Football Kenya Federation's (FKF) Player Status Committee, demanding close to $25,000 in salary arrears.
The club's former captain Anthony Kimani, also the assistant coach, is currently holding brief.
But Kick442.com now indicates that the club is 'studying' Omog's credentials.
Omog is a German-trained coach who's won two league titles in his homeland.
He also was assistant to German gaffer Winbfired Schafer at the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations in Mali where the Indomitable Lions win the continental championship.
He speaks fluent English, French, German, and also understands Swahili, thanks to his stints in Tanzania at bigwigs Simba and Azam.
Besides Omog, Leopards are reported to have expressed interest in the services of former Zimbabwe national team coach Callisto Pasuwa.
Ingwee as the club is commonly referred to recently unveiled a $1,200,000 three year sponsorship deal with betting firm BetSafe and club chairman Dan Shikanda maintains the club is keen on dethroning cross-town rivals Gor Mahia.