Leopards face Police in weekend FKF Shield


Leopards face Police in weekend FKF Shield
AFC Leopards SC coach Rodolfo Zapata instructs Alex Orotomal during their Kenyan Premier League match against Sony Sugar FC at Kenyatta stadium in Machakos on July 08, 2018. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha.

In Summary

  • It is all system go ahead of this weekend’s quarter finals of the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Shield with four matches lined up, a pair in each of Kakamega and Machakos.
  • At Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega, Kenya Premier League side Ulinzi Stars will be the first in action on Saturday 1pm, against Western Branch League side Riverplate FC before paving way for defending champions AFC Leopards against National Super League side Kenya Police at 3:15 pm local time.

It is all system go ahead of this weekend’s quarter finals of the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Shield with four matches lined up, a pair in each of Kakamega and Machakos.

At Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega, Kenya Premier League side Ulinzi Stars will be the first in action on Saturday 1pm, against Western Branch League side Riverplate FC before paving way for defending champions AFC Leopards against National Super League side Kenya Police at 3:15 pm local time.

The FKF Western Branch league participants edged Friend Zone 2-0 in the round of 16 last month to sail through to the last eight for the first time in history while Ulinzi stormed to the quarters after defeating Vihiga United 2-1.

On Sunday at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos, Sofapaka will face off with Tusker FC in the first of a doubleheader at 2pm before the top flight league champions Gor Mahia confront the 2017 runners-up Kariobangi Sharks at 4.15 pm at the same venue.

Sharks have never beaten Kógalo in any competition and with the champions having already picked the maximum set of six points in the league from them; William Muluya’s charges know too well that they have to be at their best if they are to reach a second successive cup final.

A Kshs 2 Million prize, as well as a chance to represent the country in next season’s CAF Confederations Cup, is at stake for the winner of the tourney which is now at its business end.

LAST 8 FKF SHIELD FIXTURES

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Riverplate vs Ulinzi Stars (Bukhungu Stadium, 1 pm)

Kenya Police vs AFC Leopards (Bukhungu Stadium, 3.15 pm)

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Tusker vs Sofapaka (Machakos Stadium, 2 pm)

Gor Mahia vs Kariobangi Sharks (Machakos Stadium, 4.15 pm)

*Additional materials sourced from FKF website

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