Nzoia , Bidco United impressive at BPL halfway mark

Nzoia Sugar are one of two clubs not to have lost at home which is quite impressive taking into account their position in the league. They were also busy in the transfer market and in the main transfer window, they signed 12 players while an equal number left. In the mid-season transfer, they signed 4 players while 3 left (2 whom they had signed in the main window).

In their last ten games, they have won twice (against title challengers Gor Mahia and KCB, drawn thrice and lost five. Coach Ibrahim Shikanda took over in January and in 12 games with him at the helm, they have won thrice, drawn four times and lost five.

They have averaged 0.94 points per game so far which is an improvement from the 0.59 they averaged last season.

Verdict: Good

They are five points off the relegation playoff zone and although they don’t score a lot, their defense is doing a good job. If they can continue like that then they’ll be in the league come the start of the 2021/22 league season in September.

Posta Rangers

They have the most draws in the league- tied with Ulinzi Stars with 9. In the main transfer window, they signed six players with five going the other way. In the mid-season window, they signed nine while eight left (2 of whom had joined in the main transfer window).

In their last ten games, they have won twice (one against Gor Mahia), drawn thrice and lost five times. Coach Stanley Okumbi took over from Sammy Omollo in February and the new coach has slightly improved them and his eight games in charge have yielded nine points. They have averaged 1.00 points per game so far which is less than the 1.36 they averaged last season.

Verdict: Bad

Sofapaka

Batoto Ba Mungu have not been impressive this season and are languishing in twelfth place in the league. They signed 9 players in the main transfer window with 12 leaving. In the mid-season window, they brought in 9 players with 9 going the other way.

In the last ten games, they have won thrice, drawn thrice and lost four times. They also had a managerial change three games after the league started with Coach Ken Odhiambo replacing John Baraza. They have collected 19 points in the 15 games their coach has managed.

Their performance this season is nothing to write home about and they are averaging 1.22 points per game which is less than the 1.35 they averaged last season. They made some good signings this season and should be performing better with the personnel they currently have.

Verdict: Very Bad

Bidco United

They are making their maiden appearance in the league and are in a respectable position in the table. Eleven new players made their way to the club while nine left in the main transfer window. Eight players were signed with seven leaving (five of whom had joined in the main window).

Coach Anthony Akhulia is still at the helm and in the last ten games, they have managed to win four times (2 which are against title challengers Tusker and AFC Leopards), drawn thrice and lost three times. They are averaging 1.29 points per season and they have the best average of teams promoted this season.

Verdict: Very Good

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