Monday Aug 29, 2022. 11:24
AFC Leopards goalkeeper Levis Opiyo has vowed to do better this coming season after committing his future to the Kenyan Premier League club.
The 27-year-old only arrived at the Nyayo National Stadium in November 2021 from league rivals Wazito, although he quickly established himself in the first team.
Ingwe didn’t enjoy a particularly good 2021/22 campaign as they finished 17 points behind champions Tusker in sixth place and shipped 35 goals.
However, Opiyo anticipates a stronger challenge from the Nairobi outfit in 2022/23 after retaining the majority of their squad during the off-season, with only John Mark Makwatta departing.
The shot-stopper had been out of contract at the start of August and received offers to play abroad, but opted to continue his career in the Kenyan capital after agreeing a new two-year deal with Leopards.
“I am happy to have renewed my contract with this beloved club,” he said. “My target for this season is to perform better than last season.
“We have lost only one player this season which means we will have a great bond as a team. To our wonderful fans, I promise we will work hard as a team to deliver great results.
“It is true I had some offers in the ongoing transfer window including one offer from an overseas club. I have, however, decided to commit my future to AFC Leopards after they agreed to clear my arrears.”