After a long ride of suspense, Kumasi-based club, Asante Kotoko has finally got a walkover over their Cameroonian counterparts to progress to the 1/16th stage of the CAF Confederations Cup.
The Confederation of African Football(CAF) confirmed via their Twitter handle that matches #37 & 38 which were supposed to feature Asante Kotoko and a club from Cameroon has been cancelled due to the Cameroonian FAs failure to submit the team before the CAF deadline. This has then given the Porcupine Warriors a walkover to the 1/16th stage where they are to face the winner of the game between ARTA/SIHD from Djibouti and F.C Kariobangi Sharks from Kenya.
Now https://kwesilive.com/ brings you an in-depth scouting report of the two sides who are yet to meet on Monday, 26th November, 2018.
F.C Kariobangi Sharks(Kenya)
Kariobangi sharks Football Club commonly known as Sharks or K. Sharks is a Kenyan football club based in Nairobi and founded in the suburb of Kariobangi. The team plays in the KPL, the top tier of the Football Kenya Federation system.
Kariobangi sharks was founded in the year 2000 and started in the lower cadres of the Nairobi league. In that year the lowest league was the Division II which was the starting point for any team which wanted to fight its way to the top of the Kenyan football system. In 2011 the club was promoted to the KFF nationwide league just before the Unified elections and subsequently played in the unified Division I league then joining the newly formed National Super league in 2013.
Kariobangi sharks also competes in the (FKF presidents cup) commonly known as GOTV shield cup as well as the KPL top 8.
Shark’s traditional colors are yellow and green with either kit being worn with socks of the same color. The team trains at Utalii College where the management has signed a memorandum of understanding with the school to allow them to use the grounds while upgrading the facilities. (wikipedia.com)
The team plays its home games at the 60,000-seater Moi International Sports Centre in Nairobi and has currently won 10 out of their previous 25 games in 2018. This comes with three away wins and 7 home wins.
They have as well drawn 7 games; 5 home and 2 away. Meanwhile, they’ve lost a total of 8 games in 2018, suffering 4 of them in their home grounds and 4 in away fixtures.
Total games in 2018: 25
Total No of Goals Scored: 35
Total No of Goals Conceded: 31
Clean Sheets: 2
ARTA/SIHD is a premier league side based in Djibouti. It was founded in 1980 and plays its home games in a 40000 capacity Stade El Hadj Hassan Gouled. They are currently 4th in the Djiboutian Premier League behind Port, Gendermerie and Universite de Djibouti FC.
The team has just played 5 matches in 2018. Out of this, they’ve managed 2 wins, 2 defeats and a stalemate. ARTA may be weak team in their home grounds as they have not won a single game at home but managed a heavy 7 nil away victory over Hayabley. The Djiboutian side have scored 9 goals in their last 5 games and conceded 5 with 0 clean sheets.
Total games(2018): 5
Total No of Goals Scored: 9
Total No of Goals Conceded: 5
Clean Sheets: 0
Everyone at kwesilive.com wishes the Porcupine Warriors the best of luck in the African campaign.