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Leopards aim for top spot with CAF Champions League slot in sight

Football Kenya Federation Premier League bigwigs AFC Leopards hope to go top of the league standings with a win against newbies Bidco United at Ruaraka Grounds on Sunday.

Ingwe will unseat KCB at the crest if they bag maximum points today. The former champions will top the charts with 39 points, three above KCB who went down 0-1 to Sofapaka FC in an epic league encounter yesterday, staged at Ruaraka.

Leopards are chasing a lucrative slot to represent Kenya in next season’s CAF Champions League competition. The slot will be theirs if they’ll be on pole spot as at June 30. The team is hoping to break its persistent jinx in the elite African clubs contest.

In Leopards’ Favour

Today’s fixture arguably favours Patrick Aussem’s charges. In their first leg fixture, Ingwe won 2-0, courtesy of the prolific Elvis Rupia’s double. Rubia is chasing Kariobangi Sharks’ forward Erick Kapaito to the golden boot award this season.

Ingwe will be approaching the tie head high after clawing 2008 champions Mathare United 1-0 on Thursday. On the other hand, Bidco will be hoping to successfully get back into action after a two-week break.

Besides the well-relaxed muscles that Ingwe has to contend with, Bidco is a renowned giant killer. It never ceases to unleash surprising outcomes. In February, the team stunned 2016 champions Tusker FC 2-1 at Kasarani Annex, and will be keen to replicate the same against AFC.

Elsewhere, Tusker will seek to continue it smooth run of results with a visit to Vihiga United at the Mumias Sports Complex.

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