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‘Top 8’ match shares focus with crucial weekend league games

SUNDAY’S Gor Mahia v AFC Leopards clash in the Kenyan Premier League ‘Top 8’ tournament continues to grab the headlines but there is also a full card for league action beginning Friday.

Rangers will take on Sony Sugar in a televised match on Friday afternoon, kick off 3pm, at the City Stadium.

Gor Mahia v Ulinzi Stars, earlier scheduled for Wednesday evening at the National Stadium was postponed in anticipation of Gor Mahia’s participation in the Top 8 match.

Three teams, all on 33 points and chasing second placed Tusker [36 points] have an opportunity to tie but the Brewers, though idle on the weekend are likely to hold on to their position, their goal difference being vastly superior to that of the chasers.

The closest challenger to Tusker are No. 3 Thika United who play No. 5 Sofapaka. Thika, however, have a goal difference of nine, six behind Tusker. Sofapaka have seven and are unlikely to beat Thika by at least nine goals clear.

Among the teams fighting to pull off the relegation zone are No. 13 Mathare United who travel to Kakamega to face No. 7 Western Stima, United being more pressed to collect the maximum points.

Muhoroni Youth (14) and No. 15 Oserian go into a dogged fight of basement teams.

FIXTURES:

Friday:

3.00pm: (16)Rangers v (11)Sony Sugar [City Stadium] * TV

Saturday:

3.00pm: (3)Thika United v (5)Sofapaka [Thika] * TV

3.00pm: (7)Western Stima v (13)Mathare United [Bukhungu]

3.00pm: (8)Karuturi Sports v (10)KCB [Karuturi Sport]

3.00pm: (14)Muhoroni Youth v (15)Oserian [Muhoroni]

3.00pm: (9)Chemelil Sugar v (12) Nairobi City Stars [Chemelil]

KPL TOP 8:

Sunday:

3.00pm: Gor Mahia v AFC Leopards [International Sports Centre, Kasarani] * TV







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