Masinde Muliro confident ahead of Kenya Cup Qualifier against Mean Machine

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By Ayub Nyongesa

Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) head coach Ocheing Ahaya remains confident that the team will seal a slot in the Kenya Cup next season.

MMUST take on three-time Kenya Cup champions Mean Machine in Kakamega for a chance to play in the top flight once the season kicks off.

“I know it’s not an easy match because Mean Machine is a good and experienced team but the boys are ready. We are keen to march to the Kenya Cup,” said a buoyant Ahaya.

“We have not had good preparations but we have been training since January last month.”

MMUST has been boosted by the return of captain Samuel Mbeche after a long layoff due to injury.

“Mbeche is back but I don’t think he is match-fit but you never know what will happen on Saturday,” said Ahaya.

Last season, MMUST missed a chance of earning a slot in the Kenya Cup after crashing out in the semifinals after losing to Kisumu RFC. While Mean Machine sealed a place in the playoff after thrashing Egerton University’s Wasps 37-0 at the University of Nairobi grounds while MMUST qualified after finishing second in the regular