Blades will be keen to register victory when they take on Co-operative Bank Spartans on Sunday to consolidate their position in the leading top five teams as KBF Premier League regular season clocks towards its climax.
Blades scooped mixed fortunes in their last weekend’s double encounter, falling to champions Ulinzi Warriors before recovering with victory against Trailblazers and have to play their best on Sunday to cage favourites Spartans.
Spartans on the other hand are coming to a back to back win last weekend against Nairobi City Thunder and Lions and hopes to guard their winning streak to keep live their chances of toppling league leaders Ulinzi.
George Okoth stood out for Blades in their previous matches in the absence of instrumental Shilton Peter but it will tricky for coach Tony Ochieng to find the equal of Co-operative’s Job Byron, Titus Musembi and James Mwangi.
In other matches, Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) will play host Thunder in home turf at the Makande social hall in Mombasa on Saturday in an encounter tipped both crucial and tricky for both sides that have one foot in the play-off already.
Victory for KPA will mark their second in the second leg in the absence of their two dependable players Arou Chanwere and Victor Bosire, currently serving a five-month suspension for unbecoming conducts in one of their first leg matches.
Thunder falter last weekend after succumbing to Co-operative Bank last weekend but have a favourable history against Dockers which gives them confidence to grab maximum points from Mombasa.