Kariobangi Sharks head coach William Muluya is upbeat that he will break the jinx by lifting the 2018 FKF Shield title.
Muluya came close to clinching the Shield in 2017 but fell at the last hurdle against AFC Leopards.
But the tactician, who finished third in the same competition two years ago, believes that he has what it takes to book his maiden ticket to continental stage.
"Two years ago we finished third, last year we finished second, surely this year there is only one place to finish and that is at the top as Champions.
"We prepared well for penalties knowing that we might be required to use that route and so when the 90 minutes elapsed, I had a lot of confidence in my players and I expected all of them to score. It is good that we converted four out of five, " Muluya was quoted by the club’s official page.
Muluya will be hoping for an even bigger performance from his charges when they take on Ulinzi Stars in the semis for the second time in three years.