Mathare United defender James Situma is hoping the team will make the trip back to Nairobi with three points in the bag after their clash with Western Stima on Sunday 19 May.
The two sides face off at the Moi stadium in Kisumu in one of the Round 31 matches in the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) slated for the day and though the experienced defender acknowledges it will be tough, he is confident they have what it takes to come out tops in this challenge.
Playing away from home has come with some comfort for the 2008 KPL champions and Situma hopes it rubs in again in this clash as the Slum Boys seek to keep within the top six.
“They’ve got a lot of quality and they showed that in the first leg. We need to stick to our game plan because it’s a team that can surprise you especially when they are playing at home. We have been playing very well away this season so the target is to continue with that trend.
“The gap between the top six teams is not that big so to maintain our place we have to give our best and pick maximum points,” he says on the club website.
The newest father in town, after being blessed with a baby boy on Friday, Situma is looking forward to this game serving him a perfect gift and hopes this marks the start of a great journey in football for his son.
“It feels great to have a son. I want him to become a footballer in future so there is no better way to introduce him to the game than with a win. It would be great if we win tomorrow. I will dedicate it to him (Jansen) and my family,” he adds.