AFC Leopards' morale was boosted as defender Lewis Bandi returned to training after a year sidelined due to a knee injury.
FKF Premier League giants AFC Leopards have been handed a significant boost with the return of defender Lewis Bandi to training.
Bandi, a versatile player capable of operating both in defence and midfield, rejoined the squad on Saturday after a prolonged battle with a niggly knee injury that required arthroscopy.
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Ingwe's social media was abuzz with excitement, sharing a video of Bandi stepping back onto the training ground with the caption, "Look who's back."
Bandi, known for his versatility on the field, has been a notable absentee, sidelined for nearly a year.
Before his injury, Bandi was a key player for AFC Leopards, primarily playing as a right full-back.
His ability to adapt and contribute in midfield became crucial during periods when the club faced restrictions on signing new players.
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His return is anticipated to bring back tactical flexibility and depth to the team.
Bandi's journey with AFC Leopards has been marked by growth and resilience. A former player of Hakati Sportif, he has also shown his prowess on the national stage, representing the U20 and U23 teams as a right back.
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In related news, AFC Leopards has also fortified its attacking options by acquiring Christopher Koloti from Green Commandos.
The 19-year-old forward, who scored 21 goals over two seasons in the FKF Division One Zone B, has been a revelation.
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Koloti's signing followed a month-long training stint with the team and coincided with the club's unsuccessful attempt to secure promising striker Mark Shaban, who joined Gor Mahia.