AFC Leopards lose Mapinduzi opener
02 January 2014, 14:15
Nairobi - AFC Leopards went down 1-0 to Simba SC in their opening match of the 2013 Mapinduzi Cup on new year's day in Zanzibar.
The only goal of the game was scored by Amri Kiemba on 76 minutes to hand Simba the win.
Simba were dominant in the game and should have scored on two other occasions against a slow Leopards outfit.
It was the first time Simba and former Gor Mahia coach Zdravko Logarusic was taking on Leopards since joining the Tanzanian giants last month.
Leopards head coach James Nandwa was not pleased with the result but believes it is part of a learning curve for his newly stocked side.
" We are learning. There are a number of new players in the side that need time to settle. We will get better with time, he said.
New signings Jacob Keli, Joseph Shikokoti, James Situma and Mussa Mudde all played a part for Leopards.