Sharks were just two games away from lifting the Shield last year but crashed out of the race in the quarter-finals stage. Coach William Muluya, who has gone 10 games unbeaten in the premier league, thinks that his side can replicate that form in the knockout tournament.
“This is a trophy that is within our reach and we shall try everything to win it. Last year we got to the quarters so this year we have to record an even better performance," Muluya was quoted on official KPL website.
Muluya men will take on 2014 champions, Sofapaka in the last 16 at Nyayo Stadium on Sunday.
Saturday: Bandari vs Nakumatt (Mbaraki), Sony Sugar vs Nzoia Sugar (Awendo), Eldoret Youth vs Savannah (Kipchoge Keino), GFE 105 vs Wazito (Kipchoge Keino), Kakamega Homeboyz vs Vihiga United (Mumias) and Tusker vs Butterfly (Kinoru).
Sunday: Sofapaka vs Kariobangi Sharks (Nyayo Stadium).
Wednesday: Bidco United vs AFC Leopards (Thika).