University of Nairobi’s Wazito FC have vowed to upset the big boys and claim the GOtv Shield Cup this season.
Coached by veteran Frankline Obare, they open their Domestic Cup campaign at the Thika Municipal Stadium against Kiambu All Stars on Sunday. Speaking to Nation Sport on Tuesday, club chairman Luthers Mokua said his charges are adequately prepared for the challenge ahead.
“We are going to Thika ready for a win. We are not intimidated by any team. We know the task ahead and that’s why we have been training hard,” Mokua said.
Wazito FC captain Sekou Dore launched a passionate appeal for sponsorship as the team seeks to claim this season’s National Super League title.
Dore said the team faces numerous challenges due to lack of a sponsor and appealed to corporate organisations and well-wishers to help them realise their dream.
Wazito, who won last year’s Nairobi Provincial League title, will face Kenya Police in their next National Super League assignment.
In other GOtv Shield round one matches, holders Sofapaka will kick-start their title defence on Saturday against Nakuru AllStars at the Nyayo National Stadium while Tusker FC will be away to minnows Nyakach United at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu.
Ten-time champions Gor Mahia have a date with Nairobi County League side Lang’ata Gremio in one of the Tuesday’s triple-header set for Nyayo Stadium. Football Kenya Federation outfit Shabana FC will face the Robert Matano-coached Ulinzi Stars while 2013 champions AFC Leopards tackle Ligi Ndogo.
Saturday: Muranga United v GFE 105 (3pm Muranga Stadium), Nairobi City Stars v Transfoc, Sofapaka v Nakuru All Stars (Nyayo) (LIVE), Aps Bomet FC v Nairobi County (2pm Silibwet Stadium), Kanjeru FC v Border Lions (1pm, Bata Limuru Stadium), Fresha v Rhino FC (3pm Bata Limuru), Western Stima v Boma FC (1pm, Moi Kisumu), Nyakach United v Tusker FC (3pm, Moi Kisumu)
Sunday: Mathare United v Taqwa FC (3pm Ruaraka), Chemelil Sugar v Bondo United (1pm, Moi Kisumu), Muhoroni Youth v Zetech College (3pm, Moi Kisumu), Timsales v Vapor FC (2pm Afraha), Bandari v Savannah FC (3pm, Mbaraki), Wazito v Kiambu All Stars FC (1pm, Thika Municipal), Thika United v KWS Amboseli (3pm, Thika Municipal) (LIVE), Vihiga United v Silibwet (2pm, Chavakali High).
Tuesday: Talanta v MOSCA (1pm City Stadium), KCB v Finlays FC (3pm City Stadium), Shabana v Ulinzi Stars (11am, Nyayo), AFC Leopards v Ligi Ndogo (1pm Nyayo), Gor Mahia v Langata Gremio (Nyayo 3pm) (LIVE), Migori Talent v Sony Sugar FC (3pm Migori Stadium).
Wednesday: Nzoia United v Nairobi Stima (1pm Kanduyi), Kariobangi Sharks v Police FC (11am Kasarani), Nakumatt v Mumbi Nationale (1pm Ruaraka), Rangers v Nanyuki Youth (3pm Ruaraka) (LIVE), Oserian v Fortune Sacco (1pm Oserian), Modern Coast v Magharini (3pm Mombasa Municipal), West Sugar v Bidco (12pm Bukhungu), Homeboyz v Palos FC (2pm Bukhungu), St Joseph v Agro Chemical (3pm Afraha).