Kenya Premiership relegation race intensifies

KCB or Nairobi City Stars 1By MARIA MACHARIA

NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – WITH the destination of the Kenya Premier Soccer League title decided, the focus will be on the lower end of the table where two sides are involved in a battle to avoid relegation.

Either KCB or Nairobi City Stars will follow already-relegated Nakuru All Stars to the first division.

Ahead of the last matches of the season scheduled for this weekend, Stars are 14th with 27 points, two ahead of KCB. Nakuru are bottom with 22.

An outright win for Stars will enhance their status.

They are at home to Sony Sugar while KCB are away to Western Stima. Nakuru will be playing their dead rubber against Ushuru.

All matches kick off at 14h00 local time on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Gor Mahia, already crowned champions, will be playing the last two games of the season for pride.

The Nairobi based club has been assured of the trophy at the end of season since none of the 15 teams would overtake them.

Most interestingly, Gor have a game in hand as opposed to the rest of the clubs, except for Stima, who have so far played 29 matches, one game before the curtains come down.

Gor boasts 72 points. Closest rivals Ulinzi Stars have 57.

Stars are guaranteed of ending the season on second position ahead of Bandari, Sofapaka and Muhoroni Youth.

On Sunday, the champions play Muhoroni Youth and will look to end the season in style.

Elsewhere, Chemelil face Mathare United while Sofapaka host Thika.

Leopards and Ulinzi Stars will finish their campaign with games against Tusker and Bandari respectively.

CAJ News

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