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