Ulinzi Stars, a four-time winner, Ulinzi will tackle 2017 losing finalist Sharks in the two club's third meeting this season.
The opening two meetings between both sides ended in a draw and a win for Ulinzi Stars but Dunstan Nyaudo is expecting a Sharks side that will be motivated by anger to avenge their last defeat in the hands of the Soldiers.
“Sharks is not a team anyone can dare underrate. In terms of accolades we have more, but I respect them a lot because in the two matches we have played, it hasn’t been easy and you also see the way they are posting good results lately.
“They have the same ambitions as us in the season and I think that says all regarding how tough this game will be,” Nyaudo was quoted on Ulinzistarsfc.com.
Ulinzi Stars warmed up for the game with a win over Gor Mahia on Wednesday and Nyaudo might not make a lot of changes in his starting squad.
“We rested a few players, some who came in later in the game but my script remains the same; I give a chance to players who deliver in training and general preparations. The best gift for them is giving them play time.
“So the team that beat Gor Mahia is good and equal to the task should we send them out there against Kariobangi Sharks so don’t expect much changes though we may inject one or two players in there.”
This will be the third straight season that Sharks get to grace the Shield semis.