Rodgers Ndegwa in Nakuru
Kariobangi Sharks coach William “Kanu” Muluya is confident of a win in their high-profile SportPesa Super Cup clash against Tanzanian giants Simba SC at Afraha Stadium, Nakuru today.
Muluya is unfazed by Simba’s pedigree and believes his side has enough to down the 19-time Tanzanian champions who clinched the league title in their country last month.
Sharks are in their best form, coming into this match after a 6-0 thrashing of Nanyuki Youth in the SportPesa Shield Cup on Friday.
However, victory will not come easy for the Kenyan side as their challengers are on a revenge mission after being bundled out by Nakuru All Stars in the quarter-final stage last year.
Muluya and his charges are excited by the prospects of facing English Premier League side Everton at their Goodison Park Stadium and has vowed to do everything to bring down Simba.
“We know they are champions in Tanzania and have good players but we also have quality. Having young players in my team is an advantage because there are in high spirits and want to face Everton,” said Muluya.
Sharks captain Eric Juma is also confident, saying there is no panic in the squad even though they are missing key players Patillah Omotto, Bolton Omwenga, Vincent Wasambo and Ovella Ochieng who are currently on an international assignment with Harambee Stars in India.
Simba are also missing key strikers in Ugandan Emanuel Okwi and John Bocco, the former on international assignment where his side is scheduled to face Niger while the latter is out injured.