Has Patrick Aussem resigned as AFC Leopards coach?
AFC Leopards chairman Dan Shikanda has sensationally dismissed rumours about coach Patrick Aussems’ resignation, which were rife on Thursday, saying all is well at Inrwe’s den.
Aussems has not resigned, he has been attending training sessions with the team and optimistic we will see a turnaround in the team’s results,” he said.
After that loss to Bidco United, angry Leopard fans held the players and technical bench hostage before police intervened. The fans then held demonstrations in town and were again dispersed by police officers.
“I urge our fans not to take laws into their hands because we are addressing this issue. Everyone one was stressed after that embarrassing defeat to Bidco. Personally, I haven’t eaten well for three days because the office is always at the receiving end when things go bad,” Shikanda said.
Leopards’ only wins this season was 2-0 victory against Ulinzi Stars on November 19 and 1-0 triumph over Nairobi City Stars on January 4. The 12-time league champions are currently placed 10th with eight points from seven matches.
Athletics Kenya’s Nairobi branch and Kip Keino Classic meet director Barnaba Korir has called upon sports stakeholders in the country to intensify their strategies and collectively lay down the anti-doping strategies in a bid to tame the monster which is ravaging Kenyan sporting scene.
Korir who has been passionate about eradicating the vice through advocating for running clean and winning fairly said the war against doping can only be won through collective responsibility by those who embrace the game besides applying stiffer sanctions for violators of well laid guidelines.
“Many of those who found themselves on this list of shame have represented the country on many occasions and even made it to the podium. It is important that we, as sports stakeholders, intensify awareness programs at all levels of the industry to inculcate values of integrity, fairness and transparency in past, present and future athletes” he wrote
Last week,President William Ruto reiterated his commitment towards taming doping scourge to help restore Kenya’s reputation as a sporting powerhouse in the World.
Speaking on Thursday at State House Nairobi when he met the President of World Athletics Sebastian Coe,the head of state said the Government will advocate for a clean sport and prioritise the protection of its clean Athletes.
“We are determined to protect Kenya’s reputation and heritage as an athletics powerhouse. We are ready to work together with athletes, their contacts and partners to confront the doping menace and protect the integrity of our champions.,” said President Ruto