Argentine coach Zapata leaves Botswana side GU for Kenyan giants AFC Leopards

Argentine coach Zapata leaves Botswana side GU for Kenyan giants AFC Leopards
Rodolfo Zapata,

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Friday Apr 20, 2018. 20:00

Kenyan Premier League giants AFC Leopards have confirmed the appointment of Rodolfo Zapata as their new head coach.

The Argentine tactician has been in charge of Botswana Premier League side Gaborone United since January 2016.

Speaking to Sportika, AFC Leopards club secretary, Oscar Igaida revealed that Zapata has signed a six-month deal with the club.

“We are giving him a six month contract first; he has to convince us that he is the long term solution to our coaching problems,” he said.

“The six months will be used to gauge him as well as see what he has for our team, but we are optimistic.”

“He has enough knowledge of African football, and we hope that will help him a great deal here.”

Zapata also confirmed his departure on his official Facebook page on Thursday.

“Thanks Botswana!! This hug with Skhebo Seakanyeng represents my gratitude to my boys, Gaborone United supporters, and all the football lovers in Botswana,” Zapata said.

“The past two years have been fulfilling. It has truly been an enjoyable experience working with one of the biggest club in this country

“Gaborone United is now an attractive team that plays good football, and that's why Botswana people enjoy our games.

“Now is time to work with another big club but in Kenya. It will be another big challenge for me. Thanks again and again!! Let's keep in touch.”

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