Who will reign supreme in the 2020/21 FKF Premier League season? Well, according to former Harambee Stars and Gor Mahia striker Dennis Oliech, AFC Leopards have all it takes to become a force to reckon with next season.
The former AJ Auxerre man has called on other Kenyan clubs to emulate the good things being done at the den under the leadership of chairman Dan Shikanda.
Leopards have been praised for their recent achievements outside the pitch and Oliech believes that it is only a matter of time before the 12 time Kenyan champions replicate the same on the field of play.
Ingwe acquired a new team bus and recently launched an official club store where original club jerseys and other merchandise will be sold.
With many clubs struggling to make ends meet, Oliech has now called on them to copy the Ingwe model to enable them generate more funds.
“AFC Leopards management have shown that they are interested in improving the club’s financial status. They have set a good precedent for clubs like Gor Mahia which have a big fan base but are ever in financial problems. Gor should wake up because if they emulate this initiative, their financial status will improve,” Oliech told Nation Sports.
Oliech also had some advice for the Leopards management who he urged to ensure their merchandise are only sold in their main shop in Nairobi and other recognized retail shops in active branches across the country. This he said will help the club maximize on it’s profits hence putting it at a better place financially.
With Gor Mahia making over 10 new signings in the current transfer window, Oliech said that this is not a guarantee of success and that Leopards will have a better season compared to K’Ogallo.
According to him, it will take Gor Mahia sometime to find a winning formula with the many new players at it’s disposal.
“Fourteen new players in a team doesn’t mean success. It will take time for them to gel. Leopards have young players who have been together and will make a good squad next season,” he said.
Gor Mahia have signed the likes of Jules Ulimwengu from Rayon Sports, Tito Okello from Vipers SC and hotshot Benson Omalla from Western Stima.