AFC Leopards skipper Soter Kayumba has urged fans to get behind the team and insisted that the team’s title push is still on track despite Sunday’s 1-4 loss to rivals Gor Mahia.

Speaking to, the defender said that the loss to Gor Mahia would not derail his charges focus on wrestling back the title.

“We are playing a league and not a tournament. The league has many games. You can, unfortunately, lose the derby and win other matches and eventually win the league. Just urge our fans to be patient and I know we will rectify our mistakes in the coming matches starting with Bandari on Thursday,” he said.

The Rwandese defender admitted that the team didn’t take their chances in the first half of The Derby despite bossing possession.

“We played well in the first half but we didn’t convert our chances to goals. We started the second half slowly allowing our opponents into the game. After they scored their first goal, we went on the offensive but unfortunately, we were left exposed and they doubled their goals again.”

He rued the chances that the team lost but also took an issue with the match officials for not awarding the team a penalty despite spirited protests.

“We had genuine penalty appeals but the referee waved us away and that took the wind out of our team,” he added.

The loss sees AFC Leopards drop to the seventh position with 15 points from four wins, three draws and two losses. Ingwe will play Bandari on Thursday afternoon in Mombasa’s Mbaraki Stadium.


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