Why Kenneth Muguna is not counting his chickens on Police's chances of maiden continental qualification

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Why Kenneth Muguna is not counting his chickens on Police's chances of maiden continental qualification

Mark Kinyanjui 11:22 - 30.05.2024

The former Gor Mahia captain believes Kenya Police still have work to do if they are to succeed in the CAF Confederation Cup next season.

Kenya Police's midfield maestro Kenneth Muguna is taking a cautious approach regarding his team's chances of playing in the CAF Confederation Cup next season, even as the club stands just 90 minutes away from potentially securing their first piece of silverware.

Police secured their place in the final after defeating AFC Leopards on Monday morning at the Police Sacco Stadium. This victory set up a decisive clash against Bernard Mwalala’s KCB, with the ultimate goal of winning their first-ever trophy and qualifying for continental competition next season.

Muguna, who was named man-of-the-match for his exceptional assist to Tito Okello that secured the win, emphasised the importance of focusing on the immediate task at hand rather than looking too far ahead.

“We cannot talk about continental assignments for now because we have not played the final, and neither do we know who will stay, who will go, and who will come in the transfer window next season,” Muguna stated.

“We have to take it each game as it comes. One game at a time and then see what will happen.”

Kenya Police has experienced a remarkable turnaround after a tumultuous first half of the season, during which they went through two different coaches. The appointment of Salim Babu has been pivotal, with the team achieving an impeccable run of form, climbing into the top three positions in the league, and advancing to the cup final.

By contrast, their rivals KCB have endured a poor second half of the league season but have managed to reach the cup final. Muguna believes form will not be a decisive factor in the final.

“If we win that game, then the season will have become a success. When the preparation for the new season begins, the target is always one: to win a trophy by the end of the season. It makes no difference," Muguna remarked.

"It does not matter who has the better squad or the better talents. It is all about the 90 minutes and who turns up better on the day."

As the final approaches, both teams will be eager to seize the opportunity to secure silverware and the coveted spot in the CAF Confederation Cup, making it a highly anticipated and fiercely contested match.