Nairobi City Stars will be looking to get consecutive wins under interim head coach John Amboko by taking advantage of a turmoil-laden AFC Leopards when the two sides meet at Ruaraka Grounds on Tuesday afternoon in a BetKing Premier league match.
Since taking over from immediate former head coach Sanjin Alagic, Amboko had recorded a draw and a defeat in his first two matches in charge. In his third match against current log leaders Tusker, a solitary second half goal from Ezekiel Odera was all that the former assistant coach needed to record his maiden win.
Coming into the match against Ingwe, the former player turned coach will be hoping his charges can avenge their first leg 1-0 loss and yet again claim the scalp of another traditional big side in the country as the win against the brewers ensured that the Jonathan Jackson funded outfit ended their three match winless streak and got back to winning ways.
Against Leopards, City Stars will be licking their lips at the prospect of meeting a house in shambles.
The den is currently faced with a growing list of injuries and contractual issues that have left head coach Patrick Aussems constantly bemoaning about the number of players at his disposal.
To add salt to injury, the club was docked three points and fined a whooping six million by the country’s football governing body after failing to honour their Mashemeji Derby against arch rivals Gor Mahia.
For the now sixth placed Leopards, should they play, a return to winning ways is what will be the biggest motivator. The club has not won in any of its last three matches, losing two and drawing one.
The club expects to have Marvin Nabwire and Austine with the squad after the duo jetted back into the country having completed their assignment with the national U23 side, Emerging Stars. Utility player Lewis Bandi is however not expected to feature due to an injury sustained in the tournament.