Bring On Bandari! Sharks Coach Muluya Upbeat About SportPesa Shield Final

May 13 - by Louis Kalinga for SportPesa News

The dockers had earlier humiliated fellow coastal side SS Assad FC 6-1 at the same venue to set up a repeat of the 2019 SportPesa Cup final,

William Muluya, Kariobangi Sharks FC head coach, poses as his side participates in a training session. PHOTO/SPN

  • Kariobangi Sharks FC head coach William Muluya maintains his side are prepared and raring to get another run at Bandari FC when the two sides meet in the SportPesa Shield finals next month
  • Holders Sharks booked a place in the finals with a slim 1-0 victory over SportPesa Premier League (SPL) newcomers Kenya Commercial Bank FC (KCB) at the Kenyatta Stadium on Sunday afternoon
  • Sharks resume league duty with yet another game against KCB FC, with the bankers seeking instant revenge after their semi blushes

NAIROBI, Kenya- Kariobangi Sharks FC head coach William Muluya maintains his side are prepared and raring to get another run at Bandari FC when the two sides meet in the SportPesa Shield finals next month.

Holders Sharks booked a place in the finals with a slim 1-0 victory over SportPesa Premier League (SPL) newcomers Kenya Commercial Bank FC (KCB) at the Kenyatta Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Bandari had earlier humiliated fellow coastal side SS Assad FC 6-1 at the same venue to set up a repeat of the 2019 SportPesa Cup final, which Sharks edged 1-0 in Dar es Saalam four months ago.

The victory gifted Sharks the once in lifetime opportunity to host nine-time English champions Everton FC at the Kasarani Stadium on July 7.

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“It’s a worthy achievement to be in the finals for a third consecutive time and I would like to congratulate my team for their efforts.

“There is still a long way to go before we play the final and there is a lot we need to work on before then, but when the time comes we will be ready to defend our title,” Muluya told SportPesa News after the semifinal victory.

Bandari have been far more superior to Sharks in the league but the latter have proved to be more clinical when it comes to final appearances.

Sharks have suffered identical 1-0 losses to the dockers in the SPL since the SportPesa Cup final defeat, something that Muluya did not fail to recognize.

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“They have been better than us in the league and the recent double they completed over us shows that.

“It will be a huge and very tough test when we go up against each other in our second final in four months. We know they want revenge so we have to be prepared for it,” the 33-year old tactician continued.

Most of the injuries Sharks have had to deal with recently has seen the side suffer a lack of goals, aside from a thrilling 3-2 win over Mathare United FC in last week’s Slum Derby, they have not been clinical in front of goal.

“We are creating chances but not finishing them off. This is an issue that we are going to work on ahead of the final and I have no doubt that we will be back on track,” Muluya underlined.

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Sharks resume league duty with yet another game against KCB FC, with the bankers seeking instant revenge after their semi blushes.

Sharks are in ninth on the SPL table with 38 points whilst KCB are in 11th place with four points less than their opponents.