•They beat bitter rivals AFC Leopards 5-2 on post-match penalties at Nyayo Stadium in June last year to clinch the last edition of the domestic cup.
•Equally interesting, will be Saturday’s Afande derby pitting law enforcers Kenya Police against soldiers Ulinzi Stars at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.
The FKF Cup round of 16 matches, which will take place this weekend at various locations across the nation, are ready to go.
The competition, which is held every year to choose the team that will represent the nation at the Caf Confederation Cup, began a fortnight ago.
Eleven Kenyan Premier League sides are among the 16 clubs that advanced to the pre-quarters stage. The crunch tie between defending champions Gor Mahia and Kakamega Homeboyz at Moi Stadium, Kasarani on Sunday is expected to produce a lot of fireworks.
The record Kenyan champions are eager to clinch a double this season given that they have also taken command of the Kenyan Premier League, where they have opened a five-point gap atop the leader board.
They beat bitter rivals AFC Leopards 5-2 on post-match penalties at Nyayo Stadium in June last year to clinch the last edition of the domestic cup.
Equally interesting, will be Saturday’s Afande derby pitting law enforcers Kenya Police against soldiers Ulinzi Stars at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.
The derby produced a lot of fireworks when the sides locked horns in a closely-contested KPL encounter. KCB, have a tricky tie against Kenyan Premier League rivals Bidco United at Kasarani Annex on Sunday.
The bankers head into the encounter as favorites given they currently place second on the KPL log compared to their opponents who are tucked in the middle of the table.
Division One side, Rainbow will dare KPL champions Tusker to a duel at Kasarani Annex in one of the matches set for Saturday. Sofapaka have a date with National Super League side Darajani Gogo at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Saturday.
Kariobangi Sharks face Equity at Kasarani Annex on Sunday, the day that Murang’a Seal and AFC Leopards will square off at Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi. Coastal sides Bandari and Mwatate United will settle scores at Mbaraki Sports Club in Mombasa on Sunday.
The winner will pocket Sh2 million, while second, third, and fourth-placed teams will receive Sh1 million, Sh750,000, and Sh500,000 respectively.