As the Football Kenya Federation Premier League (FKFPL) enters Round 28, football fanatics can expect a thrilling week with seven matches scheduled across various venues in the country. Tuesday saw Sofapaka bag a crucial 3-2 victory against bottom-placed Vihiga Bullets, putting them further behind in their league record this year.
On Wednesday, fans can look forward to a range of exciting games from both ends of the table. Kicking off at 1500 EAT will be an interesting clash between league leaders Gor Mahia and 16th placed Mathare United at the MISC Kasarani Stadium. Gor Mahia maintained their lead at the top of the FKFPL standings last week with a comeback win over Talanta FC, holding on to their two-point lead over Tusker heading into the midweek game. They will be looking to extend their winning streak of two games.
Mathare United, however, has been on a tough run of form, marked with five straight defeats. They will hope that their recent managerial appointment will give the team a new lease of life. Charles ‘Korea’ Omondi, the new coach for Mathare United, is optimistic about the game and hopes to repeat the feat of beating Gor Mahia, as they did in the first leg.
In another match, Tusker will take on 14th placed City Stars at Ruaraka Grounds, hoping to strengthen their title credentials. Tusker has been in good form in recent weeks, losing only one of their past twelve games. City Stars, after back-to-back wins, drew 0-0 with Kakamega Homeboyz last week, and will be looking to climb up the table.
AFC Leopards will face Ulinzi Stars at the Nyayo Stadium. AFC Leopards is currently winless in their last six matches in the league, with their last victory coming in late March. They will want to bounce back from their recent poor form. Ulinzi Stars’ head coach, Bernard Mwalala, is confident of a good game, and hopes to win against AFC Leopards, increasing their chances of jumping into sixth position on the log.
Bandari will face KCB at the Kasarani Annex, with Bandari having fired their head coach Anthony Kimani due to a horrid run. KCB, who lost their past two games against Tusker, will be looking to find their form before the setback that saw them unbeaten in seven matches.
Finally, Kakamega Homeboyz will lock horns with Wazito at the Bukhungu Stadium. Both teams have been in high-flying form recently, with Wazito winning their last two games over Sofapaka and Ulinzi Stars. Kakamega Homeboyz, who secured a 6-1 drubbing over Kariobangi Sharks in the cup quarters last week, will be a force to reckon with.
These are the exciting matches football fanatics can look forward to this week in the FKFPL.