FIVE THINGS WE LEARNT FROM BPL MATCH DAY 26

Tusker running away with the title

Tusker have navigated a tough run of matches excellently, playing three of the top four and managing two wins and a draw.

They have shown they can beat the big teams as well as the small ones and that is the reason they are currently at the summit and also why they are the best representatives for Kenya in the CAF Champions league next season.

They are six points ahead of KCB who have a game in hand and eleven points ahead of third placed Leopards who have a game in hand as well.

They are averaging 2.16 points per game,0.02 less than the 2.18 points per game average for winning clubs in the last five seasons and if they keep up current form, they will be deserved champions for the twelfth time and become the joint second most successful club in the league.

Blunt attacks

AFC Leopards and Vihiga United were the only teams not to score in the weekend fixtures.

Both clubs played with strong opponents with Leopards losing to current champions Tusker while Vihiga United who have the worst attack in the league were thrashed 4-0 by Kariobangi Sharks, with their keeper saving a penalty to ensure the score line did not get more embarrassing.

Faltering top four

The title race took a new twist after mixed results for the chasing pack over the weekend.

Tusker were the biggest winners of the weekend where all their close rivals dropped points.

 They finally beat AFC Leopards in their third attempt this season, their closest rivals and title chasing KCB were held by Wazito and defending champions Gor Mahia were fortunate to get a point from high flying Nairobi City Stars.

Winless Gor Mahia

There was a time Gor Mahia looked unstoppable and were on a seven-game winning streak but since a goalless draw against Wazito, who should have won that game, they have not been the same.

They have not won any of their last five games, drawing three and losing twice. It looked like they were going to catch up with Tusker but have now slipped to fifth after Kariobangi Sharks leapfrogged them with their victory.

The managerial change should not have come at a worse point and they will face Sharks in their next game knowing they cannot afford to drop more points.

Relegation battle woes

It now looks likely that the bottom four clubs are the ones that will be involved in the relegation battle but none did themselves a favor as they seek to remain in the premier league.

Three of the bottom four clubs were involved and all of them lost their matches, giving bottom club Mathare United a chance to catch up since they have a game in hand.

Nzoia Sugar were beaten by Kakamega Homeboyz, Western Stima surrendered their lead to lose to Ulinzi Stars and struggling Vihiga United were beaten by Kariobangi Sharks.

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