Oburu saw his side lose to Sofapaka in the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) two weeks ago and he feels this is a chance at redemption, which he says they will do everything to ensure they advance to the next stage.
Speaking to futaa.com, Oburu ruled out any special treatment to the game despite acknowledging that Sofapaka is a strong side and should be approached cautiously. The former Kenyan international also admitted that he has a lot of respect and love for Sofapaka though all that will have to wait until after the game.
-We are ready for Sofapaka and our trip to Nairobi will be with a mission to knock them out of the tournament. I know them well, they are my good friends after having spent some good moments there but that will not count while on the pitch.
No special treatment
-We don’t have any special treatment planned for them; they will present a strong opposition to us we know, but we will take them on, albeit cautiously because after playing them in February we have rectified our mistakes and I am sure we will come out of this game unscathed, he said.
Oburu had a successful spell with Sofapaka, winning the league with them in 2009 then the FKL Cup in 2010. He also helped his side to a third place finish at the CECAFA Kagame Cup in 2010 in Rwanda before a knee injury kept him out for a whole season last year.