Koops: We shall not be intimidated by uneasy fans on our quest for glory
Posted Friday, April 27 2012 at 23:16
AFC Leopards are fully focused on reclaiming the Kenyan Premier League title despite an attempt by a section of fans to destabilise the club’s leadership.
Head coach Jan Koops has said the off-pitch issues regarding the management of the club won’t affect his charges in Sunday’s clash with Karuturi Sports.
“They (players) have promised to do their best to win the title. We won’t allow any attempt by a few individuals to rock our boat,” Koops said on Friday.
On Monday, the High Court issued orders stopping chairman Alex OleMagelo and his committee from conducting any transaction on behalf of the club pending a suit filed against them by five club members.
Rally behind the team
Magelo however said on Friday that he had not been served with the order.
“I do not want to speculate on it but immediately I see it, I will have no alternative but follow the rule of law and leave, though I would want to hand over to an elected official,” he said.
Koops, on his aprt, urged fans to rally behind the team.
“I can only achieve good results with the help of the players and supporters. It’s a collective effort. We must all work for the success of the team,” he said.
The coach is confident the team will bounce back after their first defeat of the season in Mombasa last weekend.
In other weekend matches, struggling Gor Mahia host City Stars at City Stadium this afternoon, Ulinzi Stars face Sony Sugar in Nakuru, while Thika United tackle Muhoroni Youth.
On Sunday, KCB face Oserian, Chemelil Sugar host Western Stima, Mathare United clash with Rangers, while champions Tusker lock horns with Sofapaka on Monday.
Gor hope for a fresh start when they take on City Stars after losing to Ulinzi Stars in Nakuru last weekend.