Masinde Muliro confident ahead of Kenya Cup Qualifier against Mean Machine

Players in action

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