25 Sep, 10:15
Kariobangi Sharks coach William Muluya has heaped praise on striker Masoud Juma after his brace against SoNy Sugar on Sunday 24 September helped Sharks qualify for Shield Tournament final for the first time ever.
Masoud returned to haunt his former side with a goal on either half to help Sharks qualify for their first ever FA Cup final. They will play AFC Leopards in the final on Friday 20 October. Ingwe saw off Vihiga United 1-0 in the other semi final staged at Afraha.
Speaking after the match, Muluya heaped praise on the Kenyan international for bagging important goals for his side. He also noted that his players showed signs of fatigue at the later stages of the game.
-His (Masoud) star is rising and he's scoring crucial goals for the team. I'm happy with the result though I noted the energy levels of my players dropped towards the end but this is understandable, bearing in mind the fixture congestion. We've been playing two league matches almost every week and that is taking a toll on them, he said.
Muluya also revealed that they had to device a plan to tame in form SoNy Sugar striker Yemi Mwana who has equally been scoring crucial goals for the millers.
-Their striker (Mwana Yema) has been scoring for fun and we had to device a way to contain him and that was by cutting off the supply chain and by so doing minimize his chances. It worked and I'm happy with the performance of my players, he added.
Sharks will be keen on bagging their first ever silverware when they face Robert Matano's Ingwe.