‘They kill everyone’ - AFC Leopards new signing Arthur Gitego names toughest team in Kenya

AFC Leopards striker Arthur Gitego. Photo: AFC Leopard.

FOOTBALL ‘They kill everyone’ - AFC Leopards new signing Arthur Gitego names toughest team in Kenya

Joel Omotto 12:05 - 03.03.2024

AFC Leopards striker Arthur Gitego has identified the toughest team he has faced in his short stint in Kenya so far since signing for Ingwe last month.

AFC Leopards new signing Arthur Gieto has termed Kariobangi Sharks the toughest opponent he has faced so far since arriving in Kenya last month.

Gitego joined Leopards on a two-year contract from Rwandan side Marine FC in February as the club finally found the striker they were looking for.

He has played four games so far, three league ties against Kariobango Sharks, Murang’a Seal, Kakamega Homeboyz and last weekend’s FKF Cup Round of 32 encounter against PAC University, when he scored a hat-trick.

However, it is his first game against Sharks, when he started from the bench, that gave him a hard time, even though his side collected maximum points following a 2-0 victory.

“Kariobangi Sharks, they are something else,” Gitego told Box to Box. “They are a good team, they kill everyone. We beat them for three points but we ran, we wanted to die, they are dangerous.”

It is high praise for Sharks who are known to employ a possession-based style of football where the opponent is given little or no time on the ball.

William Muluya’s side are also among the youngest in the FKF Premier League whose players are very athletic although it is still yet to pay off on the pitch as they are 15th on the 18-team log with 23 points from 22 matches.

Gitego, meanwhile, is looking to lead Leopards to a trophy this season following his hat-trick last Sunday when his goals handed Ingwe a 3-0 victory.

“AFC Leopards is a big club with a big history and fanbase in Africa. This team deserves everything, they deserve trophies and that is why we have been fighting to win. This is the beginning, working and playing hard, it will be possible,” he added.

The 22-year-old, who scored 16 goals for Rwanda’s Marine FC in the last one-and-a-half seasons, previously featured for Heroes FC, Kiyovu Sports and Gicumbi FC.

Gitego will be looking for his first league goal for his new team when Leopards take on bottom-placed Nzoia Sugar at Nyayo Stadium on Sunday.

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