Technical University of Kenya (TUK FC) celebrated striker Jeconiah “Jeco” Uyoga is expecting “tough” Sportpesa Super 8 Champions League final dubbed “West vs East” against Jericho All Stars, Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Nyayo.
“They beat us twice in the league (Sportpesa Super 8 premier league), so we are expecting a tough match on Sunday,” the 22-year-old Civil Engineering student told Soka25east.com.
However, Jeco is promising a good fight, “Honestly we can’t allow them to beat us for the third straight time that will too much, we are going to give our best, and I’m sure we are going to emerge victorious.”
The university students lost home and away to the East Conference top dogs in the league, going down 3-2 in the first leg before suffering 3-1 defeat in the second leg.
He cautioned his equal opposite Victor Wallerah “Pompy” who promised to put three past them in the final that he should not be too sure, because the game is unpredictable. The flamboyant (Pompy) goal poacher was their biggest nightmare in the past two meets – scoring one and assisting two in the first leg before grabbing a brace in the reverse tie.
“You could be at your 100% in one game and totally out of colour in the next, so you can’t be so certain,” the league top scorer’s runners up (26 goals) cautioned, adding that they have been training well despite him missing some sessions due to exams.
The west conference heavyweights clinched the 2015 Sportpesa Super Tournament, with Jeco being crowned the most valuable player; a feat he would wish to re-do come Sunday, and walk away with Kshs 500,000 prize money on offer, courtesy of sponsors Sporpesa and Extreme Sports Limited.
“We want to win again this time, especially now that we missed the league by a whisker. I want to call on our fans to come rally behind us, and we will not let them down,” he concluded.
On the road to the final, TUK, coached by Lukas Aluoch edged out Meltah 5-4 through penalties, while Jericho dimmed rivals Shauri Moyo Blue Stars 1-0 in the semis.
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