The 56-year-old reveals his decision to extend his stay in the Den and promises fans attractive football and titles in the new season
AFC Leopards coach Patrick Aussems has confirmed he will be in charge of the squad for the new FKF Premier League season.
The 56-year-old Belgian tactician joined the Den on a short-term contract in February, but on Tuesday he confirmed on his social media pages that he had extended his stay with the struggling team despite receiving offers from other clubs.
What did Aussems say?
“I have decided to expand my partnership with AFC Leopards despite other offers,” Aussems said.
Aussems, who did not disclose the duration of the new contract, further said the main reason why he decided to stay at the club is to help them win titles in the coming season.
‘My goal is to win titles by producing modern and attractive football and also to make the fans happy; let’s all focus on the success of next season! The future is bright! ”
Aussems struggled to have a positive performance Ingwe but he managed to help them reach the final of the FKF Cup, where they lost 4-2 with penalty goals against rivals Gor Mahia in the final at Nyayo Stadium.
On the league front, AFC did well when he came on, but they started to record poor results, allowing the team to win seven games at a time without a win.
In their last assignment, they suffered a 2-1 defeat against Nairobi City Stars, and the result came after they drew 2-2 against Nzoia Sugar and lost two consecutive games-3-2 against the bogey- team Western Stima and 2-0 against league leaders Tusker.
In a recent interview, Aussems blamed the team’s poor performance over the standard of pitches used for league matches, and he even threatened to walk away if the situation did not improve.
‘We lost the points and accepted the result, and we are now focusing on Thursday, so we all need to have a good recovery, because on Thursday we need to be in action again, but I do not hope for this field, but maybe another , ‘Aussems said Purpose.
‘This is one of the worst places I’ve seen in my life for some time, the ball does not move on the ground and also causes injuries to players, and it’s a shame to play in such a state, I just want to hope and pray that we will not be forced to return and play here again. ”
Apart from coaching in Kenya, Aussems became the head coach of Simba SC of Tanzania in 2018 and led them to the Tanzanian Premier League title in 2018-19 and reached the quarterfinals of the Caf Champions League and lost to TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of the Congo 4-1 over two legs.