Matano emphasizes on player's mental strength ahead of clash against Kakamega Homeboyz

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FKF CUP Matano emphasizes on player's mental strength ahead of clash against Kakamega Homeboyz

Festus Chuma 16:30 - 30.06.2023

The atmosphere at Tusker FC is charged with anticipation and determination as they prepare to face off against Kakamega Homeboyz in the highly awaited FKF Cup final.

In the build-up to the highly anticipated FKF Cup final between Tusker FC and Kakamega Homeboyz, Tusker's head coach Robert Matano has underlined the importance of a winning mindset and meticulous preparation.

The match is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 1 at the iconic Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.

Matano, a seasoned tactician known for his ability to motivate and guide his players, stressed the significance of careful planning and player motivation.

The gaffer believes that a clear and focused approach is essential for success in such crucial encounters.

"It is more about how you plan yourself and how you motivate your players, how you control your players," Matano explained.

The 59-year-old former AFC Leopards coach expressed his conviction that winning the trophy requires a collective effort and unwavering determination.

"Every player needs to understand what you want, what to expect, and how to motivate themselves to perform at a high level and secure victory in the matches," he affirmed.

Matano explained that philosophy revolves around instilling a winning mentality in his team, and he believes that success comes from approaching every training session as if it were a final match.

"You have to educate them that every day, every day is a winning day. There's no way we can play friendly or league games or what. Every training is a final thing," he stated.

Tusker made it to the final after stunning Ulinzi Stars 1-0 in the semifinals of the Mozzartbet-sponsored tournament.

On the road to the semifinals, the Brewers eliminated KCB in the quarters after defeating Rainbow FC in the second round.

With their sights firmly set on lifting the FKF Cup trophy, Tusker FC braces themselves for a fierce battle against Kakamega Homeboyz.

The clash promises to be an enthralling encounter between two talented sides vying for glory.