BPL REVIEW: FIVE THINGS WE LEARNT FROM WEEKEND TIES

Sharks struggling to keep afloat

Kariobangi Sharks’ woeful form continued after they were beaten by Tusker at Utalii. It was their fourth consecutive loss and a campaign that looked bright during the first few months now seems to end in disappointment and regret.

Their poor form has coincided with their top scorer Eric Kapaito not finding the net as more than half of the goals they have scored have been his.

They have scored one goal in those four matches, a rebounded effort after their penalty was saved but do not look like they are out of the woods yet as their next fixture is against Bandari and then AFC Leopards.

KCB’s Derrick

Derrick Otanga has scored eight goals and is KCB’s top scorer. The signing from Wazito has proven to be a key addition as KCB aim to win a maiden title.

He has been the sole goal scorer in three of the six games they have goal by a one goal margin and he is proving to be a key cog for his team.

His side have never dropped points in the games he has found the net and his coach and team mates will hope he continues his good form with the title race becoming tighter.

City Stars shine bright

Nairobi City Stars are a team on form and have now won four in a row with the latest one against opponents who were in good form themselves.

They are up to sixth in the league although they have played one more game than the teams around them.

They look more settled in the league after their promotion this season and it has been an impressive turn around for a team that only had two wins in their first eleven games.

Gor climbing

Gor Mahia are third on the league and five points adrift first place with a game in hand. Harun Shakava’s return has been crucial, as they have been almost faultless and have concede only two goals in their seven-game premier league winning streak.

 Five of those victories have been 1-0 wins which shows just how mentally strong they are as they only need a goal and trust themselves not to concede in order to win matches.

Ranges are king of draws

Posta Rangers have played twenty games so far and have drawn exactly half of those matches.

They have the most draws in the league with five of them stalemates while the other five have been one all draws. In those 1-1 draws, they have scored the first goal in four of the five matches meaning they have dropped eight points from winning positions.

 They have not lost often and are in a quite safe position but coach Stanley Okumbi should motivate his players to ensure they don’t drop more points from such good positions.

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