Sofapaka coach Sam Ssimbwa is optimistic his team will progress to the quarter-finals of GOtv Shield .
Batoto ba Mungu will be playing host to Kariobangi Sharks with the latter proud of their recent form in all competitions. The Ugandan tactician says his side respects Sharks, but that does not necessarily mean they are afraid.
"They (Sharks), have been in a good form compared to us, but this is a different competition and we are prepared to face them. It is not going to be easy for sure, however, I have faith in my players; we shared the spoils the last time we played them but this time around we will win," Ssimbwa told Goal.
"I will miss Kigonya (Mathias) and Onguso (Wesley), but their replacements will do the job."
Tusker, Sony Sugar, Bandari, Vihiga United, Eldoret Youth and Wazito are through to the last eight of the competition.