AFC Leopards football team, a prominent side in the Kenya Premier League, turned to divine intervention on December 3, 2023.
Seeking solace and strength at the Makadara Friends Church in Nairobi, the team was accompanied by managers, staff, and friends.
As the video unfolds, the kitted-out team lines up at the altar, introducing themselves to the congregation, and the team manager passionately appeals for continued support from the church.
This soul-stirring moment marked a collective plea for divine assistance as AFC Leopards faces one of their toughest seasons in the ongoing Football Kenya Federation Premier League.
The challenges began early in the season, with AFC Leopards failing to secure a victory in their first six league matches. The consequences were swift, resulting in the sacking of coach Tom Juma.
The Czech Republic’s Thomas Trucha stepped in, but despite the coaching change, the team grapples with on-field struggles, finding themselves among the lower-ranking teams in the 18-team Kenyan league.
Currently positioned at 15th place with 10 points, AFC Leopards faces an uphill battle. The FKF League leaderboard is dominated by Posta Rangers (25), Gor Mahia (24), and Kakamega Homeboyz (24). The hope for victories in the upcoming matches is palpable, but the challenges extend beyond the pitch.
AFC Leopards seek for God intervention comes days the club’s fans accused a former coach, Sunday Kayuni, who left the team under a cloud of unpaid dues back in 1998 for Using Juju.
Kayuni, a Tanzanian national, was the mastermind behind AFC Leopards’ last title victory more than two decades ago.
However, his departure was marred by a payment dispute, leading to whispers of a curse that has haunted the club ever since.
While some fervent supporters believe in the supernatural, attributing the team’s dismal performance to Kayuni’s alleged curse, others dismiss it as mere superstition, emphasizing the need for the players to step up their game.