Tag: shiledcup 2018

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SOFAPAKA KEEN TO SWITCH OFF STIMA IN SHIELD DUEL

The stage has been set for the round of 16 of the FKF Sportpesa Shield Cup competition between this weekend and next Wednesday with six matches scheduled for live broadcast.
Four of the eight matches lined up will be played at the Narok Stadium on Saturday and Sunday.
Defending champions AFC Leopards and their perennial rivals Gor Mahia have been exempted from the weekend’s knock-out tournament as they will be engaged in the Mashemeji Derby at Moi International Sports Centre in Kasarani on Sunday.
On Saturday, non-league sides Leysa FC and Friendzone will be hoping to pull yet another upset when they come up against Kenya Police and Riverplate respectively at the Narok Stadium. Kenyan Premier League sides Tusker FC and Sofapaka will also be in action against Bungoma Super Stars and Western Stima respectively at the same venue on Sunday.
Suffice to say, Tusker and Sofapaka start firm favourites against their respective opponents although the worst they can do is to underrate their opponents given that football dynamics have changed.
Batoto Ba Mungu seem to have retreated to Narok Stadium, which always look like a lucky charm form them, after loosing their last match 2-0, to unfancied Sony Sugar at Awendo Green Stadium last Sunday and coach John Baraza is confident they will bounce back and switch off Stima.