July 18, 2024
AFC Leopards

AFC Leopards

FKF Premier League
  • Homeground Nyayo stadium
  • Home Jersey Color Blue and white
  • Away jersey Color Red
  • Sponsor Betika
  • Head Coach Patrick Aussems
  • Assistant Coach Thomas Juma, Vincent Mbwabi , Lawrence Webo
  • Team Manager
  • Patron

AFC Leopards overview

The second most successful club in Kenya with 13 national league titles, 9 domestic cup titles and 5 CECAFA titles, AFC Leopards was founded in 1964, playing under the name of Abaluhya F.C following the amalgamation of several small clubs that represented the various sub tribes of the Luhya community.

A presidential decree banning the use of tribal names in 1979 saw the team change its name to AFC Leopards and the side is fondly referred to as “Ingwe” which refers to a Leopard in the Luhya language.

The team would endure the misery of relegation from the top flight in 2006, 40 years after they claimed their maiden league title. They returned to the top flight in 2009 and are yet to claim success despite winning two domestic cup titles in 2009 and 2013.

Like their bitter rivals Gor Mahia, Ingwe has over the years been home to many of Kenya’s soccer greats, many of whom have also featured for the Harambee Stars.

AFC Leopards Honors

KPL Champions-1966,1967,1970,1973,1980,1981,1982,1986,1988,1992,1998
 

7 time president's cup(FKF cup) champions- 1967,1968,1985,1991,1994,2001,2009

CAF champions league -1 appearance 1999 but was eliminated in first round


 

Standings

Team P W D L Pts
Gor Mahia 34 21 10 3 73
Tusker 34 20 5 9 65
Kenya Police 34 15 12 7 57
Bandari 34 14 10 10 52
AFC Leopards 34 13 12 9 51
Nairobi City Stars 34 13 11 10 50
Kariobangi Sharks 34 12 12 10 48
Homeboyz 34 12 12 10 48
Posta Rangers 34 13 9 12 48
KCB 34 10 15 9 45
Bidco United 34 11 11 12 44
Ulinzi Stars 34 10 9 15 39
Murang'a Seal 34 9 11 14 38
Shabana 34 10 8 16 38
FC Talanta 34 8 13 13 37
Sofapaka 34 9 9 16 36
Muhoroni Youth 34 6 14 14 32
Nzoia Sugar 34 5 7 22 22