Western Stima out to electrocute Leopards in KPL clash


Western Stima out to electrocute Leopards in KPL clash
Wesley Kemboi (L) and Kennedy Otieno of Western Stima FC celebrate Otieno's goal against AFC Leopards SC during their GOtv Shield tournament match at Moi Stadium in Kisumu on August 27, 2016. Western Stima FC won 3-0. Photo Oliver Ananda/Sportpicha.

In Summary

  • Western Stima have warned that they are ready to dent AFC Leopards fine run in the Kenyan Premier League when the two sides lock horns at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Saturday.
  • The power men have all their machinery put in place as they bid to bag all three points from the Casa Mbungo led side.
  • Ahead of the clash, Stima team manager Samuel Juma has however issued a war-cry noting that they’ll use all their artillery to hurt the Leopards.

Western Stima have warned that they are ready to dent AFC Leopards fine run in the Kenyan Premier League when the two sides lock horns at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Saturday.

The power men have all their machinery put in place as they bid to bag all three points from the Casa Mbungo led side.

Ahead of the clash, Stima team manager Samuel Juma has however issued a war-cry noting that they’ll use all their artillery to hurt the Leopards.

“We are much ready just like any team going into a match and we want to thank God that we are all in good shape for the tie after a break.

He added: “We have trained very well knowing what lies ahead of us in the league.

“AFC (Leopards) are our toughest opponents but we are lucky not to have recorded any injury during the break,” he said.

The Kenyan Premier League has been on a FIFA international break during the weekend giving way for Harambee Stars to play visiting side Mozambique on Sunday with the later winning 1-0 at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.

Stima are sitting in position five on nine points, one adrift of second placed Leopards after five matches having won twice and drawn thrice.

Juma is happy to see his side in fifth position but is optimistic they’ll perform better to finish in a respectable position come the end of the campaign.

But even as they bid to tame the big cats, they are also reeling from the financial heat that is taking toll on KPL clubs with the likes of 12-time champions AFC Leopards, 18-time winners Gor Mahia, Sony Sugar, Nzoia Sugar, Chemelil Sugar badly hit.

“Every team is feeling the heat financially and I don’t know how the teams out there are surviving, it’s a bit challenging,” he added.

Leopards will be targeting a fourth win in six matches.

 

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