BPL REVIEW: FIVE THINGS FROM MID-WEEK MATCHES

Tusker back with the big boys

The country will have a new representative for CAF Champions league since 2016 after Tusker beat Ulinzi in Nakuru to take the coveted spot.

It was not an easy win as they fell behind after nine minutes but they picked themselves up impressively to thrash their opponents.

It was a must win fixture for them as at the halftime break and with the scores level, KCB were the ones at the top but they completed an incredible turn around. They will play their first match between 10th and 12th September, three weeks after the end of the current season.

Sharks finally bite

Sharks finally put their woeful performance behind them by picking an important victory over Kariobangi Sharks to move up to fifth in the league.

They still hold the record of the worst losing streak of five consecutive games but the win was confidence boost as they aim to reduce the gap between them and the title contenders.

They had the most difficult five game run of all teams in the league and although they only got three points, the teams above them were also dropping teams frequently meaning they are not far behind them.

City Stars dimmed

City Stars went onto the game against Wazito as the most inform club but they could not extend their winning streak.

Wazito’s Musa Masika scored the only goal of the game to reduce the gap between the two clubs to two points although Wazito have a game in hand.

They subsequently dropped from 5th to 7th in the league but they look like they will finish in the top ten.

Bankers fall short

KCB have had an excellent season so far and have accumulated 46 points after 22 games.

 They’ll slightly feel disappointed after they were narrowly piped by Tusker for the CAF Champions League place even though they beat Nzoia Sugar. The goalless draw against Kakamega Homeboyz is the one that complicated their chances for representing the country continentally for the first time but all is not lost as they still remain on course to win a maiden league title.

Mathare United rising

Mathare United have doubled the number of wins they managed in the first 19 games of the season in their last three games.

They remain two points outside the relegation zone but it has been an incredible turnaround for the struggling club.

They played well but lost by slim margins after the appointment of coach Frank Ouna but if they can replicate those performances in their upcoming fixtures, they’ll be in the league next season.

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