Return to continental football spurring Sharks FKF Shield charge
Kariobangi Sharks head coach William Muluya says the allure of playing continental football for a second consecutive time spurred on the team to progress to the final of the Football Kenya Federation Shield on Sunday.
Sharks beat KCB 1-0 to progress to their third consecutive final and Muluya looks forward to the team defending its title and returning to play the CAF Confederations Cup next season.
“We need to go and enjoy ourselves in the final and of course try and see whether we can go back to playing continental football next season. We need to make history because we have worked hard to be where we are and it is only 90 minutes for us to go back to the Confederations Cup,” the tactician stated.
He praised his side for getting victory over KCB and progressing to the final especially after struggling for most of this season in the domestic cup. He says winning the Shield will be a reward for their season.
They will face Bandari in the final, a side that has beaten them twice home and away in the league but one they beat 1-0 in the final of the SportPesa Cup in Dar es Salaam Tanzania in January.
“It will be very tough because they have proved to be difficult at home. It will be a final so we will give our all and there will be no room for mistakes. If we are careful and execute well, I believe we can carry the day,” stated the tactician.
The final will be played on June 1 at the Kasarani Stadium.