Key players for Kariobangi Sharks against Asante Kotoko in Caf Confederation Cup

Kariobangi Sharks beats Gor Mahia in FKF Shield Cup.
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Vengeance will be the key driving factor for Asante Kotoko when they take on Kenyan side Kariobangi Sharks in the Caf Confederation Cup

  1. Gad Mathew
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    Gad Mathew

    It will be a tough test for the keeper against the Ghanaian giants, who have vast experience in this competition. It will be up to him to ensure the defense is well organized to stop any attacks that might end up with the ball hitting the back of the net.

  2. Geoffrey Shiveka
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    Geoffrey Shiveka

    The defender has to help the keeper in organizing the back four and ensure nothing goes past them. Keeping a clean sheet is vital for the Kenyan team to progress to the next round of the competition. Shiveka has to win most of the balls in the defense and supply them as fast as possible to the midfield.

  3. Patillah Omotto
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    Patillah Omotto

    Omotto is one of the most experienced players in this Sharks side after turning out for top clubs and the national team. The best he can do is to put that experience in play. By doing that he will manage to help the team keep possession and initiate attacks, and most importantly dictate the tempo.

  4. James Mazembe
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    James Mazembe

    The youngster has been developing rapidly; this will be a massive game for him and he has to prove that he has what it takes to help his team perform better in the continent. Mazembe has perfect skills that can help the team get out of tight situations.

  5. Duke Abuya
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    Duke Abuya

    He was the main man as the Sharks eliminated Arta Solar from Djibouti in the previous round of the competition. Abuya is not scared to take any rival head on, but he needs to be clinical in front of the goal. He will also be required to track back and help his full back.

  6. Harrison Mwendwa
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    Harrison Mwendwa

    Mwendwa has been so influential in the Sharks midfield. The diminutive midfielder has an electric pace and Asante Kotoko defenders will have rough time marking him. Mwendwa can operate from both wings; he likes to operate behind the main striker.

  7. Sydney Lokale

    Sydney Lokale

    He has been on form recently, scoring in either leg of the Caf Confederation Cup preliminary round that saw Sharks beat Arta Solar 9-1 on aggregate. Having played under the shadow of Erick Kapaito last season, the injury of Kapaito, the 2018 Kenyan Premier League top scorer, has given Lokale a rare chance to shine and he took the challenge with both hands.

  8. Tom Teka
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    Tom Teka

    Teka has been consistent for Sharks since his move from Nzoia Sugar. The youthful defender, who was the youngest central defender in the KPL last season, has clicked well, forcing William Muluya to hand him four consecutive starts. For consistency purposes, Muluya will have to include Teka in his defence that as conceded only two goals this season.