NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
The county government in Kenya’s Kakamega
on Thursday stepped in to finance the 2018 CAF
Confederations Cup on Sunday featuring local sides AFC
Leopards and FOSA Juniors of Madagascar.
will bankroll the first-leg preliminary tie clash that
will be played at Bukhungu Stadium with the Kenyan
football giants struggling to make ends meet following
the withdrawal of the sponsor last month.
Leopards Secretary General Oscar Igaida, the teams will
be hosted by the county in a bid to make the 2017
domestic cup champions “feel at home” on their return to
the second-tier continental competition for the first
time since 2014.
aim is to qualify for the group stages of the
Continental Cup and boost our chances of progressing.
the mood at the camp is optimistic and the players are
ready to put up a spirited performance,” Igaida said.
are coming to the match against FOSA on a run of two
games without a win having started their 2018 league
campaign with a 1-1 draw at home to Posta Rangers FC in
Kenyan league winners crashed out in the first round of
the 2014 Confed Cup after losing 4-2 on aggregate to
South African side SuperSport United FC.