Pinto confident as Tito hits runway to South Sudan


Head coach Manuel Vaz Pinto is oozing confidence ahead of Cup match against Kariobangi Sharks tomorrow’s. This will be the second time the two sides are meeting this season and the first time coach Pinto will be lining his side against Sharks.

The tactician says it will be a cautious approach against a team he respects though banking hopes on his side’s quality and capability.

“We will look at the match against Kariobangi Sharks with respect and we’ll take a cautious approach,” Pinto says.

The tactician added that: “Sharks is a good team with a good coach and they also have good players but Gor Mahia is also a good team and we have good players”.

“I expect a good game. We look to this match with confidence and with ambitions to be in semi-final.”

Striker Tito Okello has been released to join his national team as requested by South Sudan Football Federation and he will be missing the quarter-final match tomorrow.

His national team is scheduled to play Jordan on June 21 in friendly match – as part of preparation for their participation in FIFA Arab World Cup Qatar 2021 in Doha.

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