Owino said on Wednesday, it will be a battle of the coaches with each intent on proving to the other who is best.
Ironically, current Ulinzi Stars coach Salim Ali handled Sofapaka for a better part of last season and was the boss of David Ouma the current coach at the 2009 KPL champions.
Owino told Goal.com: “It will certainly be a grudge match between the two coaches because Ali will want to prove that he is the best because he was here last season. All in all, we expect a tough battle on the pitch.”
He at the same time said he is glad to be back in shape after missing most of last season due to injury and hopes to play a bigger role in helping his club do better this year.
“Iam expecting a tough season considering that most of the teams are in great shape and rearing to do well in the league."
"Last year was tough for me staying away for most of the time and I am glad to be back on my feet to help Sofapaka do well." Owino missed last Sunday’s match where Sofapaka beat Thika United 1-0.