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Sofapaka upbeat ahead of continental assignment

Sofapaka are confident of a positive start to their campaign in the Caf Confederation campaign when they host Zimbabwean opposition FC Platinum at the Nyayo National Stadium this weekend.

However, ahead of Sunday’s match, head coach Sam Timbe would not be drawn into discussing his team’s chances, instead preferring to focus on the Super Cup clash with Gor Mahia.

“I know we will be having a big game (against Platinum), but I do not want to talk about it. I will only be able to do so after our game with Gor Mahia. I  need to assess the players and ascertain their level of fitness for the match,” Timbe said.

Timbe’s charges have so far impressed in their pre-season build up matches, beating Zambian side, Powers Dynamos 1-0 last week and are considered overwhelming favourites to go past the Zimbabweans.

CONTINENTAL ONSLAUGHT

Creative midfielder Kevin ‘Ade’ Omondi, who joined the club after a failed stint with South African side Moroka Swallows, and speedy forward Enock Agwanda, will be the key figures in Batoto ba Mungu’s continental onslaught.

Meanwhile, the Zimbabweans are expected in the country on Friday evening, according to Sofapaka President Elly Kalekwa.

Platinum FC are not familiar contenders on the continental scene having only made one appearance at this stage in 2012 when they were bundled out at the preliminary stage.

Sofapaka, on the other hand, will be seeking to go one better than 2011 when they were knocked out at the pre-group stage of the Confederations Cup by Club Africaine of Tunisia.