Tuk tak­ing no chance against Jeri­cho ri­vals ahead of fi­nal match

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports Local -

BY FRAN­CIS WADEGU / Tech­ni­cal Univer­sity of Kenya are spar­ing no ef­fort as they seek to be­come the first team to win the SportPesa Su­per 8 Cham­pi­ons League when they face Jeri­cho All Stars in the fi­nal at Nyayo sta­dium next week­end.

Tuk needed the lot­tery of penal­ties to edge Melta Kabiria in the semi-fi­nal and will hope to atone for miss­ing out on de­fend­ing the SportPesa Su­per 8 Pre­mier League crown. “It will be a very del­i­cate match for us.

The play­ers have been on a short school hol­i­day be­fore the Cham­pi­ons League and they are try­ing to get their minds in cor­rect frame for the com­pe­ti­tion but they are will­ing to go an ex­tra mile to see that we win it.

They (Jeri­cho) are not just any other team, they are good and we are tak­ing this match with the se­ri­ous­ness it de­serves,” said Tuk coach Luke Olu­och. “We played well against Melta and the fact that we beat them, has re­ally given the team the morale and mo­ti­va­tion to even do bet­ter. We learnt from our mis­takes and we will be aim­ing for vic­tory.

“We know it will not be easy be­cause they want us to win as much as we do but we are pre­par­ing well be­cause our goal is to make it to the fi­nal and pos­si­bly win the tour­na­ment,” added Olu­och.

The univer­sity lads who train at the RTI in South ‘B’ will once again look up to in­spi­ra­tional for­ward Je­co­niah Uyoga, who missed out on the golden boot award as well as Stephen Od­hi­ambo.

/COUR­TESY

A Metro player bat­tles a Shauri Moyo op­po­nent in a re­cent duel.

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