This past weekend the Premier League witnessed an entertaining Mashemeji derby, plus a weekend riddled with draws. Here are the talking points!
Gor Mahia 1-1 AFC Leopards
Defensive errors from both ends was enough to ensure the two teams share spoils, 1-1 at the Nyayo national stadium on Sunday. Gor Mahia coach, Dylan Kerr on his first derby outing questioned the poor pitch condition and use of second hand soccer balls. Gor are still six points clear (44 points) at the top of the Kenyan Premier League, with Leopards optimistic of a top 10 finish.
Bandari 2-2 Mathare United
Hopes of Bandari challenging the Kenyan Premier League title is now just but a dream. A much needed point for Robert Kimanzi on the road, Bandari remain seventh on table with Mathare going up to 15.
Kakamega Homeboyz 1-1 Tusker FC
Underdogs Kakamega Homeboyz sealed the fate for Tusker FC’s hopes of defending Kenyan Premier League title. The brewers deteriorating form over the weekend exposed tired side despite their hopes of bouncing back from the 1-0 defeat against Leopards.
Sofapaka 1-1 Posta Rangers
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Title rivals Sofapaka and Posta Rangers match also ending in a 1-1 draw kills the title hopes of Sofapaka.
Zoo Kericho 4-1 Western Stima
The loss now leaves Western Stima rooted at the bottom of the table with only 18 points from 21 matches while Zoo are six places above them with 26 points.
Sony Sugar 0-0 Kariobangi Sharks
The draw leaves Sharks at sixth place, a point a drift from Ulinzi Stars on the tables with an impressive 8 wins so far. There is a huge possibility they may finish top five.