19 Oct, 17:00
In what should add more motivation to the two finalists: a slot in the continental games at top of the year, is be up for grabs.
But who stands where heading in to Friday finale at Moi Kasarani?
-Our focus is onevery match we play. We have important games in past week and had been prompted to rotate our squad to allow other player to have ago and get needed rest. God has prepared something for us and i think its in the offing. We are ready to give our best and expect that the players will perform in a way that befits the occasion, the coach told futaa.
Muluya has opted for an economical approach opting to rest his big guns for the important clash.
It all points to all full-strength side turning out for the all or nothing final.
As far as on-pitch fortunes goes, AFC Leopards season has seemingly turned a corner and Ingwe will be fancying to complete the turn with maiden silverware its fans so desperately need.
In his post-match to Ulinzi Stars clash, Robert Matano had a call for more improvement as his main talking point even as Ingwe got a historic win over the Soldiers.
Incidentally, Similar talk hogged opinions from Ingwe fans opinions after their labouring win over Vihiga in the GoTV shield semis.
Call for Improvement
-The boys have to keep extra work going on. We have to push further up as a team and its down to the players. Every coming game is tough and we need to keep up with the competition, coach stated.
As Leopards should hardly expect an easy conquest. Granted, Sharks has been on relapse after a promising start to the league.
However, they enjoy a better head to head record heading to the finale clash.
The 2017 final will be a fourth meeting between the pair.
Through the tepid streak, their ability to attack back has stood out. Twice they have clawed a point from after allowing in two goal
For Sharks its whether they drop their new struggle of conceding and trying to fight back from a losing position.
Similarly, Ingwe have their own fair share of concern and will be seeking solutions to their tendency to concede first.
Whoever address their problems successfully or perhaps gets an early goal should have less problems seeing the tie out.
Or else, the lottery of penalties will as well decide who represents Kenya in the 2018 Confederations Cup.