Six things WE LEARNT from midweek matchES

AFC Leopards are just unlucky

Ingwe are third in the league, two points from first but they made a spirited comeback from two goals down to get a point.

 A good run-in late February and early March had given their fans a reason for being optimistic for a league title but they have slowed down in their last four games.

They have not won when presented with the opportunity to lead the league after playing their game in hand but at least they are still in the title race.

 After being around the top three positions all season, they will be looking over their shoulders as a win for their bitter rivals Gor Mahia would have them drop to fourth position.

Slum boys in a slump

Mathare United are still rooted at the bottom of the table and despite playing better after appointing coach Frank Ouna, they are yet to win.

 Their coach had said their next five games after his appointment would be crucial but they have lost three of four games under their manager with seven points separating them from safety.

Their next fixture will see them play against league leaders KCB and need a turnaround in their next fourteen games as their prospects of remaining in the league do not look rosy.

Gor on a roll

Gor Mahia are the most in form side in the league and have now won eleven in a row in all competitions.

They got their latest win playing not so well but the three points are what matter and they are now five points from first with a game in hand.

After a poor start to the season, it has been an incredible turnaround and coach Manuel Vaz Pinto should be applauded with how he has handled them after facing a lot of criticism earlier on. They are also in the Betway cup final, looking to win it for the first time since 2012.

Golden boot race hotting up

Top scorer Eric Kapaito has not scored in the last five games and his poor form has coincided with his team’s poor run.

Elvis Rupia is hot on his heels and is only one goal behind the top scorer. Lawrence Juma is also keeping up with the two and is now on eleven goals after scoring a brace against AFC Leopards.

There are thirteen matches to the end of the league and Kapaito should find his scoring boots soon if he is to win his second golden boot.

Home unbeaten runs ended

There were two teams who had not lost while playing at home before the midweek games started.

 Based on current form as well as their positions relative to their opponents, a victory looked likely but as the cliché goes, there are no bad teams in the league.

Posta Rangers beat Tusker at Ruaraka to condemn them to their third defeat of the season, the first loss at home and Vihiga United keeper Oduor Mustapha was the hero as he saved a second half penalty as Nzoia Sugar lost their first match at Sudi stadium.

Scoring machines shut down

Tusker have the leagues best attack with thirty-two goals scored but were one of two clubs in the top half not to score in their fixture.

They have been impressive going forward so far but this was only the third game in which they have failed to score.

Kariobangi sharks who had the second-best attack before the midweek games were the other top half team to share this statistic with this game the seventh in which they have failed to find the net.

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