Karuturi Sports aim for Tusker's scalp

The flower men' tactician Michael Nam remains confident that the team will go past the league champions when the two sides clash at Nyayo on Wednesday

Karuturi Sports coach Michael Nam has expressed confidence the team can go past Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions Tusker when the two sides meet at Nyayo Stadium on Wednesday.

Nam said he will field the same players who helped his side upset AFC Leopards 3-2 at home on Sunday.

“We started badly by going down in our first match but I am happy we recovered well against Leopards. We can only do better against Tusker,” he told Goal.com.

He added: “We will put up a brave fight against Tusker and prove our first defeat was just normal like any other match.”

Nam paid glowing tribute to five players recently recruited and termed them a plus to the club.

They include Ugandan midfielder Umar Bulega of Victoria University, defender Emmanuel Chimaroka and midfielder Tiron Owino (both formerly from Rangers FC), striker Andrew Murunga who was at Tusker and former Oserian’s Joseph Kariuki.

Both Murunga and Kariuki scored two of the three goals that floored AFC Leopards. The coach said although the season will be tough, Karuturi Sports is equal to the task of finishing at a respectable position.

“I am also happy that we have been able to move back to our home-ground after resolving the issues around it.”