Makwatta will remain AFC Leopards’ penalty taker – Kimani

AFC Leopards interim coach Anthony Kimani has confirmed John Makwatta remains their first-choice penalty taker.

The Kenyan Premier League (KPL) current top scorer missed two penalties in either half against Kisumu All-Stars on Saturday, a match Ingwe eventually won 2-0. The youthful coach admits it was just a bad day in the office which is usual to everyone.

“Makwatta is a good penalty taker, it was just a bad day and we cannot crucify him for that,” Kimani told Goal on Monday.

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The former Kenya international is happy with the way his charges played despite a good display from their hosts.

“It was a very tough game, [All-Stars] needed a win and they pushed us hard, but I am happy with the way we played and managed to bag maximum points. It was an important win for us and a motivation to continue fighting for the league title,” Kimani concluded.

The result put Ingwe in sixth position with 31 points, eight more than leaders Kakamega Homeboyz.