Tusker ready to fire against “unpredictable” Homeboyz

Tusker ready to fire against “unpredictable” Homeboyz

Tusker FC’s Jackson Macharia says the team will need to be ready for surprises by their round seven FKF-PL opponents Kakamega Homeboyz, when they clash at the Bukhungu Stadium on Sunday.

The effervescent midfielder revealed their buildup to the match has been proper drills reading from their 1-1 stalemate against Sofapaka last weekend, a result they termed as dropping two points.

According to Macharia, the brewers will be more lethal in attack against Homeboyz going by the midweek drills, tested in friendlies against National Super League side Talanta FC and Terror Squad.

On Wednesday, Tusker triumphed over Talanta 2-1, before silencing Terror 2-0 on Thursday.

“We analysed our performance against Sofapaka and we saw our hits and misses. We have really worked on creating more chances and more control in the opponent’s final third. The issue has been conversion of opportunities created, and that is what we have concentrated on this week.

“We have trained from Monday, then in the friendlies we showed good progress and even our coach was impressed, so I feel we are ready for Homeboyz,” he said.

Macharia is however cautious, noting their rivals are quite a dynamic team, thus tricky to plan for conclusively.

“Homeboyz are a very good side, you remember they finished second last season. Importantly, they have a very tactical coach – Nicholas Muyoti and you cannot be sure what he has for you, he can really surprise you. We therefore must be ready and open minded,” he added.

Humphrey Mieno in action for Tusker FC in a past match. Photo/ Courtesy. 

His teammate Humphrey Mieno is aware of the threat Homeboyz presents playing at home, but is however unfazed.

“From what I know right from the last two seasons they are a good side in terms of players and technical bench so I expect a very tough match. I’m however hopeful we will come out with a victory, because we are looking to come back stronger than we were in the draw against Sofapaka,” the widely travelled midfielder offered.

Tusker are currently third on the Premier League table after six outings, having amassed 11 points from three wins, drawing two and losing one.

On the other hand, Muyoti’s men have started slower, managing only five points from five matches, a performance that tucks them at 11th.

They labored to a barren stalemate in their last outing on January 2, against an arguably struggling Nzoia Sugar who have not won a match in their six fixtures so far.

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