Leopards Coach Zapata Says He Did His Best Despite Trophy-less Season

rodolfo zapata
rodolfo zapata

AFC Leopards blew their last chance of bagging a trophy this season after being bundled out of the “SportPesa Shield” by Sofapaka Sunday at the semis.

But their manager Rodolfo Zapata will not bury his head in shame as he believes he gave his all and there are positives to be proud of.

Apart from failing to clinch any silverware this season, Ingwe have now gone twenty solid years without winning the Kenyan Premier League title.

To add more salt to injury, their arch rivals Gor Mahia have continued to enjoy unrivaled success in the field and will be celebrating their fifth KPL honors in six years this Sunday.

“I did not find the team in a good place, but I have given my best despite the fact that things have not gone well in the last few games.

I am happy with the impact I have had on young players like Ezekiel Owade, Eugene Mukangula and Moses Mburu,” the Argentine told Goal.

“It is not easy to change a 20-year-old history, but we are on the right to do exactly that. However, there are many things we have to do if we have to change that.

It starts from the fans, players, technical bench and all the way to the team’s management.”

Zapata is reportedly not in good terms with the club’s team manager Gilbert Selebwa.

During Wednesday’s 4-0 thumping in the hands of Tusker in KPL at the Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos, Selebwa was seen following the proceedings from the stands in the first half.

Kahawa Tungu sources can reveal that Selebwa and some members of the executive committee are questioning Zapata’s tactics.

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Zapata on the other hand holds that Selebwa is salivating for his post and is doing everything to make sure he is gone.

Zapata’s six-month contract is running out and it is increasingly doubtful if Ingwe honchos have enough confidence in him to renew it.

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Written by Bonface Osano

Communication And Media Student. Sports Writer.


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