The titles of the men’s three leagues, will all be determined next weekend as the front runners in the leagues await a final show down to determine who will lift the trophies in the three leagues.
On the flip side, the battle to remain in the top flight league has also taken a mathematical angle as relegation candidates face off against each other. Bottom placed Western Jaguars have two matches against their relegation threatened counterparts Nakuru and KCA-U on Saturday and Sunday respectively. The other relegation candidate Parkroad Badgers, will be hoping for positive result against Wazalendo on Saturday while still holding their breath for the outcome of the other relegation contests.
Police face off with Butali
Defending champions Kenya Police face off with arch rivals Butali warriors in what pundits have called the most explosive clash of the season. Police go into the match with a due advantage over Butali as they only require a solitary point to be declared winners. They are currently at the helm of the standings with 60 points from 21 matches, three ahead of the sugar millers. Butali on the other hand need maximum points from the clash to lift the trophy on a superior goal difference.
Chase Sailors clash with Multi Media University (MMU)
The Super League men’s title has also been reduced to a two horse race pitying Sailors and MMU Trojans. Trojans, who faltered against Impala Hockey Club settling for a goalless draw, are currently at the helm of the league with 45 points, three ahead of Sailors who have a game in hand. Sailors will face off an unpredictable Mombasa Sports Club on Saturday 8thbefore another explosive encounter with MMU on Sunday.
Sailors Captain Hesbon Galinga however believes the team is ready for the decisive clashes over the weekend. “We are focused on the ultimate prize. But we are taking one game at a time. I am confident we will beat MSC on Saturday. We want to kill the game early enough and sink in as many goals as possible to gain a superior goal difference because it is important at this stage.”
Bungoma Farmers crossing fingers.
National league debutants Bungoma Farmers have their title hopes squarely on a blend of fate and luck. The Gladson Mutanda coached side is at the top of the national league with 27 points, three ahead of University of Eldoret “Panthers.” Panthers however have a game in hand against struggling University of Nairobi (UON). Bungoma will be hoping for a result of fewer than three goals to be able to lift the trophy.
Collins Cheloti, the UOE Panthers coach is confident his side will beat UON with a goal difference of more than four goals. “The boys are currently in great form and I am confident we will lift the trophy by winning our remaining match with at least four goals.” He said.
University of Nairobi vs University of Eldoret 12PM (City Park)
Chase vs MSC 4PM (City Park)
Nakuru vs Jaguars (PLM) 3PM Nakuru
Wazalendo vs Parkroad 4PM (PLM) City Park
TUK vs MSC 7PM (City Park)
MMU vs Chase 1PM (City Park)
KCA-U vs Jaguars 9AM (PLM) City Park
Kenya Police vs Butali 3PM City Park