In summary
  • Founded on March 12, 1964, Leopards are one of the most popular clubs in Kenya and East Africa
  • The Club  boasts of a rich legacy with 12 league titles, 10 domestic cups, and five CECAFA Club Championships.
  • The club was formed in 1964 as Abaluhya United Football Club

AFC Leopards fans are looking forward to an exciting week ahead as  ‘Ingwe’  celebrates its 60th anniversary on Tuesday

According to Leopards CEO Albert Wesonga the celebrations will start with a visit to children’s  home in Nairobi  before heading to Shauri Moyo where the club’s founder Israel Motoka lived.

The climax will be  a friendly match against Spanish fourth-tier side AE Ramassa on March 24.

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Club’s Message To The Fans
AFC fans /Photo Courtesy

 

Taking to X the club has shared a message to the fans

‘’On this historic day, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our loyal fans for the massive turnout and unwavering support. Your passion and dedication fuel our team. We are truly humbled by the bond we share.’’ Read the X statement

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The 12 Days Celebration

Photo Courtesy /AFC Leopards

 

The club has invited fans from across the country as well as corporate organisations and well-wishers to support in making the celebrations a landmark event through partnerships and collaboration.

The festivities will last 12 days and are designed to pay homage to the club’s storied history and impressive list of achievements with the match against AE Ramassa being preceded by a contest against Gor Mahia Legends.

“On March 12, we will cut the cake in a ceremony that welcomes our fans and celebrates our heritage. We are also organising a dinner at the Maa Hotel in Nairobi with Luhya leaders on March 22 to honour our roots and traditions,” added Wesonga of the anniversary itinerary, which also includes inter-branch competitions whose finals will take place on Saturday March 23 at Camp Toyoyo grounds

Leopards branches will also be engaged in a tree-plating initiative throughout the year with the target being two million trees.

AFC Club History

The club was formed in 1964 as Abaluhya United Football Club, and in 1973 the club changed its name to Abaluhya Football Club when a number of small clubs amalgamated.

In 1980, the club was renamed the AFC Leopards the name it has held until the present.

The amalgamation saw the dissolution of Marama, Samia United, Bunyore, Kisa, Tiriki, Bukusu Brotherhood, Busamia, Lurambi, Butsotso, Bushibungo, and Eshirotsa into one giant unit that is now AFC Leopards.

The Club  boasts of a rich legacy with 12 league titles, 10 domestic cups, and five CECAFA Club Championships.

 

 

 

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