AFC Leopards head coach Patrick Aussems was irked with a question about Robinson Kamura’s leadership role at the club and could not hide his displeasure at the question.
In an interview after their hard-fought 1-0 win over Tusker in the FKF Betway Cup at Ruaraka Grounds, the Belgian was quizzed about the man who has donned the armband at the den since 2018 and decided to take the interviewer head-on.
“It is a question I see as useless because Kip was on the pitch, he is captain, Kamura was on the pitch last week, was he captain or not? No he wasn’t,” the former Simba SC head coach replied.
Aussems has entrusted Isaac Kipyegon with the captaincy and in his absence striker Elvis Rupia and goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan have donned the armband.
Kamura has not donned the armband since March following an incident he was accused of sabotaging Ingwe in a wage row.
The 1998 Kenyan Premier League champions are through to the semifinals of the FKF Cup after Kipyegon’s 36th minute penalty thrust them past Tusker and are set to face Division One side Equity which stunned holders Bandari 1-0.
The Belgian tactician is keen to win his first silverware with the club.
“We take game after game, right now you know we are in the semi-final which has no meaning and is useless if you reach the final and you win nothing,” Aussems said.
Gor Mahia (edged out Kariobangi Sharks 2-0) face off with Bidco United (won 1-0 against Nairobi City Stars) in the other semifinal, with the winner of the competition representing the country in the Confederations Cup.