Regarded as tournament ‘underdogs’ Tanzania’s Singida United and Kenya’s Kakamega Homeboyz will be out to pull shocks when the Sportpesa super cup semi – finals go down at the Afraha stadium in Nakuru today afternoon.
The Tanzanian outfit Singida united beat AFC Leopards 4 – 2 on post-match penalties in the quarter finals on Tuesday evening.
Kakamega Homeboyz who beat Tanzanian giants Young Africans (Yanga) 3 – 1 in the quarter finals will be out to face recently crowned Tanzanian Premier League champions
Simba SC in the 1st early kick off semifinal.
Singida United will meanwhile take on defending champions Gor Mahia who made light work of defeating Zanzibar league champions Jeshi la Kujenga Uchumi (JKU) by beating them 3 – 0 in their quarter final match.
Singida United tactician Suleiman Hemedi who started his tenure with the win against Leopards says he expects a tough tie against Gor but says his side’s confidence has soared and will give their all to earn a ticket to the final.
K’Ogalo who are looking at defending the crown will Meanwhile walk into the match with caution with head coach Dylan Kerr pointing out they should not underrate the Tanzanians.
Rwandese forward Jacques Tuyisenge who started off the bench in the 3-0 quarter final win over Jeshi La Kujenga Uchumi (JKU) due to a bout of Malaria might be ready to start against Singida with Kerr expected to field his strongest squad.
Meanwhile, Homeboyz made a statement of intent in their win over Yanga and new coach Paul Nkata is eager to show it wasn’t a one – time fluke when he faces Simba.
There is a doubt on striker Allan Wanga who hit a brace against Yanga with the 33 – year old forward having limped off with a back injury and will face a late fitness test.
Simba meanwhile will not be taking the tie lightly and head coach Pierre Lechantre having watched them win against Yanga, he knows they might be in for a shock.