Struggling AFC Leopards are clinging on a straw as they try to hold onto their key players ahead of a grueling second leg of the season.
With Captain Bernard Mang’oli and Paul Kiongera’s contracts already running out, the club has set crunch talks with the duo to try tie them up for the remainder of the season.
Kiongera has not featured for Ingwe for close to one month and did not play a single minute in the just ended SportPesa Super Cup which they lost 3-0 to arch rivals Gor Mahia.
Reports have emerged that the Kenyan international is on his way to PSL side Mamelodi Sundowns. Mang’oli on the other hand has been linked with a move to Sofapaka.
Kiongera joined Leopards from Tanzanian side Simba SC penned a one-year deal in June 2016 and was not keen to renew his contract with hopes of securing a deal elsewhere.
Ingwe captain Mang’oli on the other hand failed to renew his contract with the club and was constantly linked with moves to Zambia and Sofapaka. However, on Wednesday morning, he was not part of the 12 players unveiled at Sofapaka, casting more doubt about his future.
Leopards despite a good start to the season stumbled after six matches in the SportPesa Premier League(SPL) and slipped to 12th on the log. They have a chance to bounce back when they host Mathare United on Saturday at Nyayo stadium, kick off 3pm.