Itubu Imbem is back as AFC plot revenge attack in Mumias
AFC Leopards team left Nairobi early Friday morning for Mumias where they will be playing their next home match against Karututri sports on Sunday afternoon in their fourth KPL fixture. This will be the first match AFC Leopards is playing at the sponsor’s backyard this season and a win for the team that has so far found a winning rhythm is all the western fans are waiting for.
Among the traveling group is Congolese International Itubu Imbem who will be making his first appearance this season following a pre season injury he sustained while on a western tour with his club AFC Leopards early this year.
Imbem has been out of action for his club for close to two months now following a jaw injury but he is now energetic and roaring for his first appearance this season.
“Am ready for the match. Sitting out on the terraces is not fun at all and am happy to be back in the squad finally. It is a good thing my team has started the season on a high note winning two matches and I will work even harder to earn us more goals and points hopefully starting this weekend.” He said.
AFC Leopards’ lead striker Itubu Imbem and Demonde Selenga - both foreign players- have been tipped to be having one of the best striking combinations in KPL and a good run in their partnership this weekend could overturn last season’s result at the same Mumias Sports Complex venue when AFC went down to Karuturi sports.
AFC Leopards Team manager Bernard Onyango has also expressed elation of his team playing at his former home ground in his capacity as team manager.Onyango famously known as Imbogo turned out for Mumias Sugar FC before its disbandment and has asked his boys AFC Leopards to reward him with victory in his return back to his grounds.
“This was my home for many years. I know each and every corner of the stadium and am confident we shall impress our fans that have been left hungry for ages after our withdrawal from the league.” He said.
Other members of the Mumias Sugar team at that time were Nick Yakhama (Currently head coach of Chemelil Sugar and former AFC Leopards coach), Patrick Mugata who is the stadium manager at the sports complex amongst others.