K’Ogalo paid the price of fixture congestion after crashing out of the continental games. The Kenyan representative needed just a point to progress to the quarters, but ended up falling 2-1 to USM Alger away in Algeria.
Dylan Kerr and his charges will now shift focus on how they can dethrone AFC Leopards of the FKF Shield title when they tackle Sharks in the quarters at Machakos.
The 2017 runners-up Kariobangi Sharks will then take on Gor Mahia at 4.15 pm at the same venue. The winner of the knock-out competition will grab a chance to represent the country in the Caf Confederation Cup as well as Sh2m prize.
Full Fixtures: Saturday: Riverplate vs Ulinzi Stars (Bukhungu Stadium, 1 pm), Kenya Police vs AFC Leopards (Bukhungu Stadium, 3.15 pm).
Sunday: Tusker vs Sofapaka (Machakos Stadium, 2 pm) LIVE on Y254, Gor Mahia vs Kariobangi Sharks (Machakos Stadium, 4.15 pm) LIVE on Y254.