Ulinzi Stars coach Dunstan Nyaudo has called on his troops to keep their feet on the ground in anticipation of tougher assignments ahead.
This comes after Ulinzi Stars secured a place in the semi-final of FKF Shield against Kariobangi Sharks following a 4-1 victory over Riverplate on Saturday.
Nyaudo will be gunning to command the Soldiers to a fourth Shield title in the knockout competition, whose winner will earn a ticket to the Caf Confederation Cup.
Nyaudo has told Ulinzi players to expect even a tougher game against Sharks, who bundled Gor Mahia out of the competition on post-match penalties after both sides played to a 0-0 draw in normal time.
“I am happy that we are now in the money bracket and from this point, it can only get better, but again, we have to push harder because now the challenge is going to get tougher as we head to the semis.
“We know will play a tougher team. River Plate is a lower tier team, but I think they gave us a number of scares. They gave us a picture of where we are at the moment and I can only rally the boys to push harder,” Nyaudo told Ulinzistarsfc.com.
On their journey to the semis, Ulinzi beat Transmillan FC 3-0 in the round of 64 before benefiting from a walkover in the round of 32 as Kakamega Homeboyz failed to turn up for the game at Afraha Stadium.
The round of 16 served a 2-1 win for the team against Vihiga United in Mumias, which then set up a quarter-final clash against Riverplate.