AFC Leopards head coach Patrick Aussems says he was impressed by the showing on Wednesday against Sofapaka despite their 2-2 draw at the Dawson Mwanyumba Stadium in Taita Taveta.

The 1998 Kenyan Premier League champions were trialing Sofapaka 2-0 just ten minutes into the game following a Lawrence Juma brace but fought back through Elvis Rupia and Austin Odhiambo to rescue a point.

AFC Leopards head coach Patrick Asseums in a past match. Ingwe are in danger of missing out on Champions League football. PHOTO/COURTESY

“I think people saw a good game with intensity although we found ourselves 2-0 down in the opening 10 minutes which was unfortunate for us. To pull a comeback and draw is something that I commend my boys for,” Aussems is quoted by Citizen Digital.

Ingwe are struggling to replicate the fine form they enjoyed in the first half of the season but the Belgian maintains there is no reason to worry as the results will just re-emerge given their good football.

“I want the team to play football and not long balls. I want to say that I’m happy to see very good football today (Wednesday) even if we were not able to win this game,” the former Simba coach offered.

AFC Leopards are third on the Betking Premier League standings with 37 points, two points of leaders KCB as Tusker occupy second place with 38 points.

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