May 28, 2024

Homeboyz set for FKF Cup finals as they face Tusker

Homeboyz set for FKF Cup finals as they face Tusker
Tusker vs Ulinzi Stars semi finals match at the Nyayo stadium

Homeboyz second assistant captain and centre back Brian Eshihanda says the team has come a long way and deserve the crown.

Tusker and Kakamega Homeboyz will square it out in the Football Kenya Federation Cup final on July 1 after prevailing in the semis played on Saturday at Nyayo Stadium.

The brewers needed a late goal to eliminate Ulinzi Stars while Homeboyz defied the odds to edge their rivals AFC Leopards 2-1.

The finalists are already brimming in confidence and looking forward to the decider if sentiments from players drawn from either side is anything to go by.

Homeboyz second assistant captain and centre back Brian Eshihanda says the team has come a long way and deserve the crown.

Abana Abeingo eliminated giants Gor Mahia and Leopards in the round of sixteen and semis respectively. The team also dumped Kariobangi Sharks and the Naivasha based Shalimar in the quarters and round of 32 respectively.

"We've been tested thoroughly in the Cup sojourn. I am proud of the team as all the tests have been handled well. We are hoping to succeed in the final one and land our first major title," he said.

Further, the defender who played as a striker for the Homeboyz Youth team previously said triumphing in the final will be of a major benefit to the playing unit and the club's kit sponsor who is also bankrolling the Cup. 

" Winning the Cup will open big doors for the players. We also want to play in the continental inter-club tournament. At the same time, we don't want to let our sponsor down," he stated.

 


Tusker on the other hand have also knocked out big clubs among them is Ulinzi and KCB in the semis and quarters respectively. 

The Robert Matano coached side elbowed out Division One side Rainbow FC in the round of sixteen as well as the Garissa based Berlin FC in the round of 32.

The club's left back Levin Odhiambo who was named man of the man in their tie against the soldiers also believes that the title is theirs to lose.

"This is a title that has been missing from our cabinet since 2016 and I feel we will end the chase this year. We have fought hard to be in the final. Hopefully, we will claim it," he said. 

The mid-season acquisition from Mathare United however, has a word of caution to his teammates.

" Our head-to-head record against Homeboyz has been impressive especially in recent past. That however will count for nothing in the final. We ought to approach the game with caution," he added.