Betking Premier League club, AFC Leopards have unveiled Belgian tactician Patrick Aussems as their new head coach.
Aussems, a former Simba SC, AC Leopards, and Black Leopards tactician takes over from interim coach Anthony Kimani whose last assignment at the top was the Mashemeji Derby match between his side and Gor Mahia last Sunday. The match ended in a barren draw.
The new coach was in the stands during the derby and the club has now officially unveiled him.
“Patrick Aussems has been appointed as the new AFC Leopards Sports Club Head Coach. He joins the club after a successful stint at Tanzania’s Simba SC where he guided Simba S.C. to the Tanzanian Premier League title in 2018/19 and reached the quarter-finals of the CAF Champions League,” read Ingwe’s statement in part.
“The 55-year-old Belgian, former Standard Liege defender joins us with vast experience having coached teams across Europe and Africa for the last 30 years. He has handled Sudan’s Al-Hilal – he won the Super Cup of Sudan and Congo Brazzaville’s AC Leopards where won the league in 2014 and qualified in the semifinals of CAF Confederation Cup 2014,”.
Leopards further revealed that the new boss will for the first time take charge of the team’s training session on Tuesday. He will be at the dugout on Saturday when Ingwe plays Taita Taveta All-Stars in an FKF CUP match in Wundayi.
“He holds a UEFA PRO coaching license. He has also coached Nepal’s national team. Aussems will have his first training session today and will be in charge for our Saturday’s FKF Cup match against Taita Taveta All Stars in Wundanyi,” concluded the statement.
Aussems will have a taste of the league on 19th February when his team travels to Mombasa to play Bandari in a week 12 Betking Premier League match. He takes over with the team 4th in the log after 9 rounds of league matches.