AFC Leopards coach Stewart Hall has listed four teams that he thinks will give his side a fight this season.
AFC Leopards, who escaped relegation by a whisker last season, started off the season brightly, spanking Nakumatt 3-0 at the Thika Municipal Stadium. Despite the huge expectations among the fans after the win, Hall still believes that his side has not yet matured and is set to face stiff competition from other top sides.
-I watched Gor Mahia and I am impressed. They play very solidly. They press the ball very well, stifle oppositions and are obviously are going to be around the top. I also think Ulinzi will be another strong challenge because of their strength and physical play; the big strong boys. If they play that physical game then they will be in the top 3 or top 4- Hall said in reference to Gor and Military side Ulinzi Stars.
-Tusker has so much experience in the team and you cant write them off, despite the false start. The Tusker team is so experienced, they have good players who you can be sure will get over the issues the team is facing. I also I am impressed with Mathare. They have a good fighting spirit, they keep going and have some good young players. I think they( Mathare) will be in the top 6- Hall added.