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Leopards coach baffles journalists by responding to their questions in French

By Cecil Odongo February 9th, 2023 1 min read

Sports journalists were on Thursday left scratching their heads after AFC Leopards coach Patrick Aussems responded to their questions during the post-match interview in French.

This was after AFC Leopard thrashed FC Talanta 6-0 in a Football Kenya Federation Premier League at Moi International Sports Center Kasarani.

Last week, Aussems came under fire for calling a journalist ‘stupid’ overt what he termed as an irrelevant question after the team’s barren draw against Nzoia Sugar at Sudi Stadium in Bungoma.

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Aussems flew into a rage after the journalist asked him why he didn’t leave the touch line even after he had been red-carded. Apparently, the journalist has gotten it wrong since it was the goalkeeping coach Lawrence Webo who had been sent off.

In the latest incident, no sooner had the game ended Aussems walked to the post-match interview and said since Kenyan journalists doesn’t understand his English, he would answer their questions in French.

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The journalists thought this was a joke but they ended up asking a series of questions which the 57-year-old Belgium coach unapologetically replied in French.

His responses left many journalists shaking their heads and asking each other what the coach could have been saying.

Some of the journalists opted to engage Leopards assistant coach Tom Juma instead.

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