FIVE THINGS WE LEARNED FROM THE BPL

Eric Kapaito is back

The striker went through a rough patch of form after starting the season well, going six games without scoring.

He now looks a man reborn and he has scored five goals in the last four games. Four of those have come from the spot kick but his accuracy on them have given his side crucial points, wondering why he did not take some such as in the game against Tusker where he might have salvaged a point for his side.

He now has nineteen goals, five clear of closest challenger Elvis Rupia. There are ten games left to play and he remains on course to win his second golden boot after the one he won in 2018, as well as reaching the 26-goal record set by Boniface Ambani.

Otanga’s strikes fail to give maximum points

In an interesting top of the table clash between current league leaders Tusker and runners up KCB, the match ended in a 2-2 draw.

This was the second stalemate between the two after the reverse fixture ended in a scoreless draw. KCB went in to the break with a two-goal lead courtesy of a Derrick Otanga brace but Tusker rallied from behind to pick up a point.

This was the first game that striker Otanga has scored and his team have failed to win although the draw did not seriously harm their title ambitions as they trail Tusker by four points and they have a game in hand.

Wazito picking form

In the five-game run between 1st March and the 16th of June, Wazito were the worst club in the league having amassed two points.

Since then, they have played six games and have only lost once. After their latest win against Vihiga United, they are seventh in the league but can leapfrog sixth placed City Stars if they win their game in hand.

Tusker the scoring machines

The league leaders have the best attack in the league with forty-three goals, ten clear of the second-best attack of Kariobangi Sharks.

They went behind at halftime but completed a comeback to draw with the hosts. They have now scored in twenty one of the twenty-four games they have played this season, and have only failed to find the back of the net against KCB in the reverse fixture, Posta Rangers in the second leg and Bandari early in the season.

Ulinzi’s defense undone

With twenty games played, Ulinzi Stars had the best defense in the league having conceded 11 goals. They have shipped six goals in the two games after that, in the process breaking their run of five games without a loss.

Goalkeeper James Saruni who leads the clean sheet standings with eleven did not play in the loss against City Stars and coach Benjamin Nyangweso will have to remedy the backline since they are not scoring enough if they are to rise further in the table.

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