The experienced Belgian was initially linked to a move away from the financially struggling Ingwe
AFC Leopards coach Patrick Aussems is expected to step up the heavyweights of the Football Kenya Federation Premier League ahead of the new campaign in the country on Thursday.
It was not clear if the tactician would return to Kenya to further coach Ingwe. Reports have already linked him to a move to Rwandan outfit Police FC.
But Leopards fans have a reason to smile, as it has been confirmed that the Belgian is expected in the country this week.
When is Aussems expected back?
“I can assure you that Aussems will be in the country on Thursday to lead Ingwe into the new season,” said Tom Juma, assistant coach of the Leopards. the star.
The former Simba SC tactician has been at the helm of Ingwe since February. According to the former Harambee Star, every player except the Burundi International Bienvenue Shaka has already returned.
“Throughout the year, our goal has been to bag silverware every season and that has not changed at all. We started our training sessions at Camp Toyoyo on Monday and the boys are responding very well,” Juma continued.
“Shaka has yet to report and actually he is not even in the country. I would not really say with certainty that he will return for the new season.”
With the new season starting later in September, the club’s official team has announced plans for the team.
“We have identified quite a few players that we want to bring on board before the new season. We will soon reveal the important changes that the club intends to make before the new season.”
The club have so far lost Benjamin Ochan to Ugandan Premier League heavyweights KCCA, their top scorer Elvis Rupia who has chosen to go abroad with Harrison Mwendwa.
Ingwe is aiming to win the league for the first time since 1998. Last season, they finished fourth behind champions Tusker, KCB and Bandari, respectively.