AFC Leopards Football Operations Manager Tom Juma says there is no room for complacency ahead of their tie against Bungoma Super Stars on Sunday.
The two teams will face off in the FKF Shield Cup round of 16, with the winner progressing to the quarterfinals. Despite coming into the match as clear favorites, Juma says his team cannot afford to be complacent.
"We have seen surprises in the competition before, and remember this is the team that eliminated Sofapaka in the previous round. So there is nothing like coming into the match as favorites, a knockout competition has no minnows."
The former international is, however, hopeful of getting a win that will take his team to the next round.
"We have trained very well for this match and I am confident that we will grind out a good result if we play well from the start. The main thing is sticking to our game plan, and take our chances and ensure that we defend well."
The winner of the competition will earn a ticket to represent Kenya in the Caf Confederation Cup next year.
Full fixtures; Saturday, March 30, 2019; Mwatate United vs Congo Boys (Wundanyi Stadium, 3 pm), SS Assad vs Naivas (Ukunda Show Grounds, 3 pm), Bidco United vs Dero FC (Thika Stadium, 3 pm) and KCB vs Vihiga Sportiff (Machakos Stadium, 3 pm).
Sunday, March 31, 2019; Western Stima vs Wazito (Moi Stadium Kisumu, 4 pm) and AFC Leopards vs Bungoma Superstars (Bukhungu Stadium, 4 pm).
Monday April 1, 2019; Kariobangi Sharks vs Muranga Seal (MISC Kasarani, 4 pm).