Leopards to play Confed Cup fixtures at Bukhungu

Friday January 12 2018

Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega County in early November 2017. The stadium will host Group B matches of the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup tournament scheduled for December 3-17, 2017. PHOTO | ISAAC WALE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega County in early November 2017. PHOTO | ISAAC WALE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By JOHN ASHIHUNDU
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AFC Leopards have officially picked recently refurbished Bukhungu Stadium as their home venue in the Confederation Cup.

Consequently, the former Kenyan glamour club is now awaiting a Confederation of African Football delegation to inspect the stadium for the necessary approval.

AFC Leopards are drawn against Fosa Juniors from Madagascar in the preliminary round of the Confed Cup that will be held early next month.

The GOtv Shield champions completed their recruitment this week with the capture of up and coming goalkeeper Jairus Adira from Chemelil.

The 21 -year-old custodian, who comes in as a replacement for Edwin Mukolwe now loaned to newly promoted Wazito FC, has agreed to two-year contract.

The other goalkeepers at the “Den” are Ezekiel Owade and international Gabriel Andika.

New players signed by AFC Leopards ahead of 2018 season kick off are: Brian Marita, Ezekiel Otuoma, Ezekiel Odera, Ezekiel Owade, Maingi Nassir, Moses Mburu, Jaffery Owiti, Erick Odura and Prince Arkoh.

Others are Henry Uche Ifeanyi, Collins ‘Gattuso’ Okoth, Baker Lukooya, Marvin Omondi, Eric Kwadena Bekoe and Jairus Adira.

Leopards will play Kampala Capital City Authority in a friendly match on January 24.