Gor Mahia takes on Kariobangi Sharks today at Utalii Grounds from 3 pm for a place in the FKF Cup semi-finals having previously dispatched Congo Boys, CUSCO, and Mara Sugar on the way to the quarter-finals.
Since 2017, Gor has faced Kariobangi Sharks 10 times in all competitions – winning six, losing thrice, and drawing just once.
Head coach Manuel Vaz Pinto is exuding confidence ahead of the Cup match. This will be the second time the two sides are meeting this season and the first time coach Pinto will be lining his side against Sharks.
The tactician says it will be a cautious approach against a team he respects though banking hopes on his side’s quality and capability.
“We will look at the match against Kariobangi Sharks with respect and we’ll take a cautious approach,” Pinto says.
The tactician added that: “Sharks is a good team with a good coach and they also have good players but Gor Mahia is also a good team and we have good players”.
“I expect a good game. We look to this match with confidence and with ambitions to be in the semi-final.”
Striker Tito Okello has been released to join his national team as requested by South Sudan Football Federation and he will be missing the quarter-final match tomorrow.
His national team is scheduled to play Jordan on June 21 in a friendly match – as part of the preparation for their participation in FIFA Arab World Cup Qatar 2021 in Doha.