With hopes of lifting 2018 Kenyan Premier League title dimming with each passing game, Ulinzi Stars have now turned their attention to the FKF Cup.
The Soldiers are currently seven points behind league leaders Gor Mahia, who have two games at hand, and with no clear signs that K’Ogalo may surrender the lead soon, Ulinzi Stars coach Dunstan Nyaudo has turned his sight on winning the ticket to Caf Confederation Cup.
Winners of the FKF Cup will represent the country at the lower Caf competition. “We want to take part in continental football once again, and this tournament offers the easiest route. So my call is for total focus on it.
"We have spoken as a team and agreed on this, and the players are so ready to get going. In fact, they are the ones who really pushed for the club to register in this year’s competition.”
Nyaudo hopes is to see the team go a step better than the performance in the same competition in 2016 when Ulinzi Stars got to the final only to fall to Tusker.
“We have a big squad and very capable players and with the additional matches in the tournament, of course, my players who don’t get a lot of game time will feature.
"I have a big squad and very able players; they are psyched up for this, so it will be an exciting run out.”
The draw for the competition will be done on May 10 and kick-off is set for May 18.