AFC Leopards Chairman Dan Shikanda has urged the club’s fans to fill up the Mumias Sports Complex as they prepare to host Chemelil Sugar FC on Sunday for their fourth Kenyan Premier League (KPL) match of the season.
Shikanda has exuded confident that the team is much prepared to continue from where they left from last Sunday to collect maximum points after beating Wazito FC 1-0 at Bukhungu Stadium Kakamega.
“We are preparing a team that will be results oriented and so fans should be expecting to see a win this Sunday,” he said.
Leopards have been camping in Mumias since playing Wazito with an aim of focusing to the next assignment perhaps to ready the team without exhausting players with travel headache.
“The team is in Mumias and we it has not returned to Nairobi since playing Wazito. We wanted them to camp away to prepare very well in readiness for the Chemelil match,” Shikanda added.
VIP fans will pay Sh500 while those at the terraces will be expected to part with Sh200.
Leopards are placed 11th on four points, three behind leaders Kakamega Homeboyz and Bandari FC.
Leopards is in position 11 with 4 points after a win ,a draw and a loss and could likely find itself in the top four with a win against the millers on Sunday.
Shikanda also called upon fans to register as members of the club in order to increase the number of the club members to attract sponsors.
“Sponsors want to see numbers and so it is upon us to register in large numbers as Leopards members so as to have easy time to get sponsorship.
We have a USSD code of *417# aimed at registering members at as low as Sh10 which will come with benefits on top of it like discounted pricing on the tickets with the yearly membership fee being Sh1,000 ”,he said.
The chairman has refuted claims that the code is aimed at collecting funds from fans adding that the main target is to have as many members as possible.
Kenya’s most decorated clubs AFC Leopards and bitter rivals Gor Mahia have struggled financially in the recent years for lack of a stable and permanent sponsorship.
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