This weekend’s FKF Cup last 16 tie against National Super League side Talanta FC shall present striker Erick Kapaito lots of emotional attachment as he will be up against his immediate former team.
It was his stellar 2017 season with Talanta FC in the second tier league which he netted 15 goals that caught the eye of Coach William Muluhya.
We spoke to the Kajiado hailing striker about the match
Q: You are up against your former side for the 1st time, how do you feel ahead of the game ?
A: I am pumped up for the game and I am training hard as I do ahead of each game. However, it will be a bittersweet moment to play against them because it’s a team I love. However that is what professional football brings and I just got to contain my emotions and so the business first.
Q : What did you like most about Talanta when you were there?
A : I liked the togetherness in the team. We were always there for each other from the technical bench to the playing unit. I wouldn’t have managed the 15 goals in a season there if it were not for that togetherness. It is pretty much like the bond we have here at Sharks.
Q: Are there any similarities you can draw between the two teams?
A : Yes. The first one as I have said is togetherness. Secondly, tactically both teams are keen to play positive and possession based football. It is pretty much similar and that is why I was able to settle in faster at Sharks.
Q : So what do you expect on Sunday?
A: I expect a game where both teams will be positive as usual and competitive. We want to go through to the next round so we must fight, compete and hopefully win.
The last 16 tie will see Sharks seek to qualify for the FKF Cup quarterfinals for the 5th season in a row.
Sunday 15th March 2020 is the day and Kasarani is the Stadium.