In several interviews with Nation Sport, Hall placed the blame squarely on his players’ shoulders, but his assistant Dennis Kitambi was more positive, saying they would build up on the 1-1 draw against Zoo Kericho last weekend. “It is not easy. Nobody is happy with this performance. We want to win very badly,” he said.
On the other hand, Homeboyz chairman Cleophas Shimanyula is brimming with confidence, and has prophesied a high scoring game.
“We shall beat them. That is all I can tell you. They started the season very well and I know that they have some very good players, but we crushed them last year and I believe that we can beat them again comprehensively. I think we shall even score five goals this time,” he said.
Ingwe defender Robinson Kamura and midfielder Duncan Otieno have earned call ups to the national team for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, and this should boost their confidence leading into the match.
On Sunday, table leaders Gor Mahia will face Thika United at Nyayo stadium, a match that the record 15-time champions should have no trouble winning. Thika are bottom of the table.
K. Homeboyz v Leopards (Mumias Sports Complex)
Mathare United v Tusker (Ruaraka Grounds)
Muhoroni Youth v Nzoia Sugar (Muhoroni Stadium)
Sofapaka v K. Sharks (Narok County Stadium)
Zoo Kericho v Bandari (Kericho Green Stadium)
Gor Mahia v Thika United (Nyayo Stadium, 4pm)
Nakumatt v Chemelil Sugar (Ruaraka Grounds)
Sony Sugar v Western Stima (Awendo Green Stadium)
Ulinzi Stars v Posta Rangers (Afraha Stadium)