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County govt in talks to snatch AFC Leopards from Nairobi base

Kenyan football giants AFC Leopards are contemplating shifting their base from Nairobi to Embu.

Leopards secretary general Oscar Igaida said the club was in talks with the Embu County government over the move.

He added they were optimistic of using Embu Stadium as they had found it in good condition and it had good facilities.

Speaking in Embu town over the weekend, the Ingwe official said they would use the 25,000-capacity stadium for their preseason build up matches.

Igaida said the club was keen on bringing football closer to their upper Eastern fans.

Leopards are scheduled to play a friendly match against an Embu County team in February.

“The ground is better than Nairobi’s City Stadium but needs a few additional facilities. They should erect flood lights so that we can play our matches late in the evenings. It is close to Nairobi and thus our fans can travel from the city to watch our games here.”

He said Ingwe had released several players to pave the way for new recruits, in a restructuring move that would boost the squad ahead of the new season.