Kakamega Homeboyz defender Brian Eshihanda radiates confidence ahead of continental debut

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CAF CC Kakamega Homeboyz defender Brian Eshihanda radiates confidence ahead of continental debut

Mark Kinyanjui 14:00 - 18.08.2023

Eshihanda aims to quash the trend of Kenyan sides being battered by Arabian sides in continental competitions with a huge win over Al Hilal

Bullish is an understatement to describe what Kakamega Homeboyz defender Brian Eshihanda feels ahead of their debut Confederation Cup fixture against Libya’s AL Hilal Benghazi on Saturday afternoon.

Eshianda was integral as Homeboyz made history by winning their maiden Mozzart Bet Cup game last season and he intends to help the side carry on that momentum onto the Continental stage this year.

“Training has been great. The coach has done a great job to prepare us and we are all looking forward to the fixture ahead,” Eshianda said.

Eshihanda was on the scoresheet in their FKF Charity Shield match against Gor Mahia, scoring the equalizer as Homeboyz forced the game into penalties after a 1-1 draw which they lost 4-2.

The 22-year old is optimistic his side will build on from that draw and humiliate Al Hilal 3-0 on Saturday.

“We are planning to put in a better showing than the one we showed against Gor Mahia on Saturday. We will also look to score more goals because against Gor, we scored once. We want to score three goals against them!!”

The media-friendly defender is itching to showcase his capabilities to the rest of the world at the Continental level, which begins against Al Hilal on Saturday.

“I feel good. I have been waiting for this moment for months and months and I want to showcase my talent at the international level.

“This is a competition that is viewed by many clubs across the world, so it will help us showcase our talent.

“We are not intimidated. We are the ones who will want to break that duck from tomorrow.

“We promise we will beat them. We cannot fear them. It is real. We know what we are capable of. We know what we want.”

Abana Abeingo will host Al Hilal at the Nyayo National Stadium tomorrow.