AFC Leopards head coach Patrick Aussems has said that the club’s lack of a proven goal scorer is turning out to be a nightmare for his side.

Speaking after the 1-0 loss to Gor Mahia in the Mashemeji Derby on Wednesday, Aussems said that his team is playing well and creating chances that don’t get utilized.

AFC Leopards lost talisman Elvis Rupia to Saudi Club Bisha FC and have been struggling to find a replacement. The club also missed out on their main transfer target John Mark Makwatta who decided to sign for Kenya Police FC.

The club has only managed to score one goal this season through Saad Musa who grabbed the lone goal when they beat Tusker FC in their first game of the season. They then drew 0-0 with KCB after which the defeat to Gor followed.

“We played very well and I’m very impressed by the team. What they did out thee was very brave and what every coach wants out of young hungry players. We only lacked a goal scorer and without one there will be a nightmare” said Aussems.

“There is a good balance in the team from the back to the midfield but upfront I’m afraid we are a bit light. If these player, young and inexperienced can play like they did against a team like Gor Mahia then the only thing needed to make this team complete is a good goal scorer. It is very lovely to work with and teach players who are willing to learn and that is why you every one of them impressing. If or not we will get a striker is still a question which we ought to answer sooner rather than later” he added.

AFC Leopards have so far been unable to sign players due to a transfer ban imposed on them by World Football Governing Body, FIFA.

The club has however been linked with a move from free agent Kepha Aswani who parted ways with Sofapaka as the management works round the clock on having the transfer embargo lifted.