Despite the league resuming only 17 days ago, it will take a two-week break and will resume on the 15th of June to pave way for the FKF Betway cup.
Here are the things you might have missed in the weekend games including the rescheduled match played on Monday.
Faltering top four
In the game week 18 fixtures the previous weekend, only one team recorded victory among the top five teams. In this weekend’s matches, only one team among the top four won. Kariobangi sharks were the first to fall after losing against City stars followed by the leaders KCB losing by a solitary goal against Sofapaka. AFC Leopards were then beaten by a determined Bidco United while Tusker reclaimed top spot after thumping Vihiga United by four goals.
Kakamega Homeboyz rising
They have one of the best coaches in the league but their league start might have led to doubts creeping by some. They have put that behind them and in the last five games, they are second best having accumulated twelve points whilst being the side to have scored the most goals. There were rumors that their coach was set to depart the club after their match by Stima but the coach quelled those claims saying he will remain at the club. Their confidence is so high that their chairman now claims they will beat a big club by seven goals to nil soon.
Something is wrong at Vihiga United
Vihiga United have the worst goal difference and that has been caused by their inability to find the net. They have netted only six times this season which is less than half of the second worst attack in the league. They have not scored a goal in their last nine games and have failed to find the net in 14/18 games this season. Western Stima overtook them in the league placing them second last and if they do not find their shooting boots soon, they might find themselves in the National Super League next season.
The Giant has woken
Gor Mahia started the season poorly but now find themselves seven points behind top spot while having a game in hand. They have won five consecutive times in the league and only conceded twice in those games. Their coach Vaz Pinto had been under fire just before sports were halted due to the pandemic but he remained confident and said he would take a game at a time. The top teams will now ensure they do not let them take top spot because once Gor Mahia occupy the first position, it will be difficult to stop them from winning their fifth consecutive title.
AFC Leopards getting cold feet.
They are only two points off the top but lately, their have posted mixed results. They had a number of games in hand where a win in all would guarantee top spot for them. Since then, they were held by Posta Rangers, won against bottom club Mathare and then beaten by Bidco United in the weekend. It was only the second loss for coach Patrick Aussems who is doing a good job but still off league winning status. In the past five seasons, the league winner has averaged 2.18 points per game but they have accumulated 1.89 points per game with their coach and will have to slightly improved if they are to win a first title since 1998.
Golden boot race
Since the league resumed, clubs have not been scoring a lot of goals with players yet to get up to speed after staying long without football action. Nevertheless, the golden boot race is still on but curiously, among the top five top scorers, Eric Kapaito is the only one who has not scored since the league’s resumption.