The Kenya Premier League resumes this weekend with seven matches scheduled to take place from Friday to Sunday. Gor Mahia and Bandari united will not be in action as they will be playing in the CAF Confederations Cup qualifiers.
Below, we look at the main talking points ahead of this weekend’s matches.
Acid test for AFC Leopards
The most inform team in the league at the moment, AFC Leopard’s face-off with Ulinzi Stars at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Saturday. Cassa Mbungos side has only lost once this season and has won four of their last five league fixtures.
With Gor Mahia out of league action this weekend, AFC Leopards could go top of the table with a win. However, their progress will be put to the test by a Ulinzi team that ended Tusker FCs winning run last weekend.
Sofapaka seek to end a poor run of form
Sofapaka has lost its last two matches to Nzoia sugar and AFC Leopards. Batoto Ba Mungu faces Kakamega Homeboyz who has a very good home record.
With just 7 points which is only three above the relegation zone, Sofapaka needs to start picking up points.
Relegation Six Pointer at the Chemelil Sports complex
The two bottom sides in the league meet each other this Saturday with Kisumu All-Stars traveling to face Chemelil Sugar. The hosts are yet to register a point this season while Kisumu All stars are yet to win.
A win for either side would be a huge boost for morale and there is no doubt that both will go for it!
Kariobangi Sharks needs a win
14th in the table and with only one win so far, William Muluhya and Kariobangi Sharks could find themselves in the relegation zone this weekend.
The team will be at home for the visit of Zoo Kericho who are directly below them in the table. Sharks need a positive result or risk being in crisis early on in the season.