Koops aware of Thika’s good away form
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That Thika United play better away than at home is no news to Leopards’ tactician Jan Koops. The two teams are set to lock horns on Sunday evening at the Nyayo National Stadium and the tactician has prepared his players to keep their concentration to their best against an equally lethal side.
“We beat them 2-1 in the first leg but that was history. On Sunday, it will be a different ball game altogether. Thika United play very good football away from home and we expect a difficult game against them.”
“They are very dangerous on counter attacks and to be able to contain them we have to ensure we close them on their spaces to reduce their activity on and off the ball,” says the Dutch trained tactician.
Koops has also said that Paul Were and Victor Ochieng both of whom were injured and missed the last three fixtures have recovered and started training though they are not ready to be fielded just yet.
Leopards will have a chance to go eight points clear at the top of the table though they will have played 21 matches, with second placed Tusker having three less.