Defending champs face Muhoroni
Gor Mahia host Muhoroni Youth in the quarter-finals of the President’s Cup at the Nairobi City Stadium on Sunday.
The defending champions progressed by beating South Nyanza Provincial League side Borabu Chiefs 5-2 on 5 August before edging fellow Tusker Premier League outfit Western Stima 6-5 on penalties on 1 September.
Muhoroni Youth advanced by defeating Division One Zone B pair West Kenya FC 3-0 and Kakamega Homeboys 2-1 on 5 August and 2 September respectively.
Gor are second in the top tier standings with 49 points from 26 matches and are unbeaten in their last 15 league games, while Muhoroni Youth are 13th on the table with 26 points from the same amount of matches.
Coach Zdravko Logarusic has respect for their upcoming opponents and says he will field a strong side.
“Muhoroni is a very good and that they’ve reached this far in this competition proves it. We will not underrate them and will line up the strongest I squad possible since we want to win this cup,” Logarusic said.
“We’ve had good preparations and the only injury concerns we have are Edwin Lavatsa and Joseph Njunguna. All the other players are fine,” he added.
Muhoroni Youth coach Alfred Imonje is determined to come out tops on the weekend.
“We know Gor are on a roll currently but that doesn’t bother us. We want to win this cup and we have to beat Gor on Sunday,” Imonje said.
“I have no injury concerns in the team and that gives me confidence. I hope for a positive result in the game,” he added.