Eldoret Youth head coach Peter Kihamba is optimistic that his team will shine against Kariobangi Sharks to qualify into semi final of Gotv Shield over the weekend.
Coming from North Rift, Eldoret Youth is the only team that is currently playing in the annual tournament after Global Field Evangelism (GFE) 105, the top best team from the region was eliminated from the tournament three weeks ago by Wazito FC at Kipchoge Keino stadium.
Eldoret Youth under the management of former Harambee Stars player Kihamba has intensified their training ahead of the quarter final match to be played in Nairobi on Saturday.
“We have intensified our training and we want to make a clear statement-to qualify for semi final-that is our target and God willing to play at the final match,” said Kihamba on Wednesday while conducting morning training at wareng High school Ground in Eldoret.
The Eldoret based team plays at Division One Zone B will be playing against experienced side kariobangi that is currently playing the Kenya Premier League (KPL).
As the underdogs in the tournament, it is the only team that plays at the lower rank in the quarter final stage joining KPL sides SoNY Sugar, AFC Leopards and Wazito, with the later topping National Super League.
“We know it will be a hard nut to crack against our opponents but we have been telling our boys to be prepared for the match. In our daily training, we have made it easy like a story telling session that makes players to relax and not feel nervous ahead of the match,” added Kihamba.
Eldoret Youth eliminated Savanna Cement 3-2 in the best of 16 while Sharks eliminated fellow KPL side Sofapaka.