Kariobangi Sharks head coach William Muluya has unleashed a strong starting lineup that will take on AFC Leopards in the finals of the Gotv Shield tournament on Friday October 20 at the Moi Internationals Sports Centre,Kasarani.

In goal will be keeper Jeff Oyemba who will do with the defensive partnership of Kamau, Geoffrey Shiveka, Pascal Ongweno, and Michael Bodo. Patilah Omoto, Ellie Asieche and Sven Yidah will pair at the center, with Michael Odongo deployed just behind the attacking duo of Masoud Juma and Duke Abuya.

The match kicks off at 15:00.

Starting XI: Jeff Oyemba, Paul Kamau, Geofrey Shiveka, Pascal Ogweno, Michael Bodo,Patillah Omoto, Sven Yidah,Ellie Asieche Michael Odongo, Masoud Juma, Duke Abuya,

Subs: Robert Mboya, Francis Manoah, Christopher Kimathi, Ebrimma Sanneh, Calvin Odongo,Ovella Ochieng

 

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Amos Asembeka and Yema Mwana have been named among substitutes as SoNy Sugar released their lineup to take on Vihiga United in the Gotv Shield third place playoff match on Friday October 20 at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.

Bernard Omondi, Joseph Omweri, Alfred Onyango and Justin Omari will make up the back four with keeper Kevin Otieno just behind them in goal. Running midfield duties will be Benjamin Mosha and Victor Ademba while the trio of eorge Abege, David Simiyu and Justin Monda lead the team upfront in search of goals

Starting XI:  Kevin Otieno, Bernard Omondi, Joseph Omweri, Alfred Onyango, Justin Omari, Kevin Oluoch, Benjamin Mosha, Victor Ademba, George Abege, David Simiyu, Justin Monda

Subs: Kevin Omondi, Dennis Junior, Fredrick Onyango, Amos Asembeka, Tobias Otieno, Marwa Chamberi, Yema mwana

 

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Match officials who will oversee the finals and the third-place playoff matches of the Gotv Shield tournament on Friday October 20 have been named.

The first match will be the third-place playoff where National Super League (NSL) side Vihiga United will lock horns with SoNy Sugar from 12:00. For this game, referee Andrew Juma will take charge with assistance from Jane Cherono and Oliver Odhiambo.

The match will then be followed by the much anticipated finals clash between AFC Leopards and Kariobangi Sharks which is set to kick off at 15:00. Overseeing this match will be Peter Waweru, with Gilbert Cheruiyot and Samwel Kuria filling in as the first and second assistant referees respectively.

Match officials 

SoNy Sugar vs Vihiga United

 Center referee -Andrew Juma

 1st Assistant Referee-Jane Cherono

2nd Assistant Referee-Oliver Cherono 

Reserve Referee-Samwel Mwaura 

Match commisioner-Damaris Kimani

AFC Leopards vs Kariobangi Sharks

Centre Referee-Peter Waweru 

1st Assistant referee-Gilbert Cheruiyot 

2nd Assistant Referee-Samwel Kuria

 Reserve Referee-Anthony Ogwayo 

Match Commissioner-Peter Kiereini

 

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Kenya men's hockey team captain Maxwell Fuchaka believes that AFC Leopards will overcome Kariobangi Sharks in a tightly contested match to lift the Gotv Shield tournament trophy on  Friday October 20.

 The match, scheduled to be played Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani from 15:00, will be third meeting between the two teams this season and Sharks hold the majority share with one win and a draw.

Fuchaka is himself an Ingwe diehard fan who also had interest in football and even sought to join the team by attending trials in 2010 at the Ikulu Grounds. 

``I'm a very big fan of AFC Leopards and I wish the m all the best. There was this time that I even went for their trials so that shows you my passion for the club,'' he said.

``Sharks are a good side but lightning does not strike the tree twice (Laughs). So this time round, all that matters is the trophy and I think the boys come out on Friday with that clearly on their minds. It's a final so it will be a different ballgame altogether.''

``My prediction is that the match will be very tough but Ingwe will surely win this,'' stated Fuchaka.

National duties

On Friday, Fuchaka will be leading the men's national hockey team to Egypt where they are set to participate in this year's Hockey African Cup for Nations. The tournament is scheduled to take place from 22nd to 29th October 2017, with winners of each event (men and women) qualifying for the 2018 Hockey World Cup.

 

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Muhoroni Youth have made known their matchday squad that will come up against Zoo Kericho in a league catch up match on Thursday October 19 at the Muhoroni Stadium.

The side, who are bottom of the table with 24 points, will be gunning for atleast a win that would take them to within one point of 17th placed Western Stima who are joint on points with Thika United at 28.

Gradus Ochieng starts as the goalkeeper and will do with the defensive quartet of Ogada, Jeconia Ogendo, Faina Jacobs and Robert Indimuli. Manning the midfield will be Collins Agade and Kennedy Rono while Bliss Kityo and Hassan Kiyoyo operate on either flanks. 

The first leg match between these two teams  ended in a 1-1 draw.

Starting XI: Gradus Ochieng, James Ogada, Jeconia Ogendo, Faina Jacobs, Robert Indimuli, Collins Agade, Kennedy Rono, Maxwell Onyango, Hassan Kiyoyo, Bliss Kityo, Ambrose Ayoyi.  

Subs: Said Juma, Jacob Ombija, Farouk Mudoola, Anthony Otuoma, Venval Thomas, John Mark ochieng.

 

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Zoo Kericho head coach Sammy Okoth has made one change in starting lineup that will take on Muhoroni Youth on Thursday October 19 at the  Muhoroni Stadium from 15:00.

After serving a one match suspension, Isaac Kipyegon makes a return into the starting eleven and replaces Stanlaus Akiya. Meanwhile Vincent Miskhu remains in goal with the quartet of Dominic Ouma, Isaac Kipyegon,  Gilbet Kibet and Johnstone Ligare pairing up in defense.

Bernard Odhiambo, Michael Madoya and Nicholas Kipkirui will lead the team upfront in the hunt of goals while Dennis Kawanga, Geoffrey Gichana and Danson Namasaka pulll strings in midfield.

The first leg clash between the two team ended in a 1-1 draw.

Starting XI: 9. Vincent Misikhu, 39.Dominic Ouma, 12. Isaac Kipyegon, 27. Gilbet Kibet, 6.Johnstone Ligare,28. Dennis Kawanga, 5. Michael Madoya, 18.Geoffrey Gichana, 22. Nicholas Kipkirui, 16. Danson Chetambe, 10. Bernard Odhiambo

Substitutes: 1. Richard, Omboko, 31. Stanlaus Akiya, 13. Sabiri Sindani, 15. Kevin Oduor, 26. Kepha Ondati, 20. Dumonde Selenga, 35. Ernest Kipkoech

 

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Tusker FC completed a double over Nakumatt FC thanks to substitute Boniface Muchiri's second half strike in a match played on Wednesday October 18 at the Ruaraka Grounds.

The defending champions started the match with much intent but were forced to slow down their tempo in the 14th minute after Jackson Macharia went down with an injury. After a brief first aid by the medical team , the midfielder was not able to continue and was subsequently replaced by Cercidy Okeyo.

Unconverted chances by Humphrey Mieno and Allan Wanga are what followed shortly thereafter to force a barren draw into halftime.

On resumption, Nakumatt's defense came more composed and did well to cut out advances mostly from Mieno and Wanga who tried combining well in search of an opener.

Tusker deputy coach John Baraza then opted to freshen his attack in the 67th minute by introducing Boniface Muchiri for Brian Osumba. Their second substitution saw Stephen Owusu replace John Kago seven minutes later. 

In the 75th minute, Mieno was unable to find the back of the net despite having only keeper Owade after he had been fed through by James Situma.

Muchiri however secured the lead for the Brewers one minute later with a sublime half-volley that really mixed up Owade, with the match ending with the 1-0 score line.

The victory moves Tusker three places up from sixth to third where they now have 46 points. Nakumatt meanwhile remain 12th on the log with 35 points from 29 matches.

Tusker Starting XI: Duncan Ochieng, Martin Kizza, James Situma, Eugene Asike,Lloyd Wahome, Humphrey  Mieno, Brian Osumba, Noah Wafula, Jackson Macharia, Danson Kago, Allan Wanga

 

Subs: David Okello, Marlon Tangauzi, Boniface Muchiri, Cercidy Okeyo , Sydney Ochieng, Stephen Owusu, Abdalla Hassan.

 

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Tusker FC deputy coach John Baraza has released his starting lineup that will take on Nakumatt FC in a catch up league match on Wednesday October 18 at the Ruaraka Grounds from 15:00.

In the absence of top scorer Michael Khamati who sustained an injury during the team's 4-0 victory over Muhoroni Youth, Allan Wanga makes his way back into the starting eleven and will pair upfront with Noah Wafula and Danson Kago. Another player who is back into the team is Martin Kizza who swaps with Collins Shivachi.

The Brewers edged Nakumatt 2-1 in the first leg clash.

 Tusker Starting XI: Duncan Ochieng, Martin Kizza, James Situma, Eugene Asike,Lloyd Wahome, Humphrey  Mieno, Brian Osumba, Noah Wafula, Jackson Macharia, Danson Kago, Allan Wanga

Subs: David Okello, Marlon Tangauzi, Boniface Muchiri, Cercidy Okeyo , Sydney Ochieng, Stephen Owusu, Abdalla Hassan. 

 

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The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has announced ticketing prices for the much anticipated Gotv Shield tournament finals that is set for Friday October 18, 2017 at the Moi International Sports Center (MISC), Kasarani.

The venue will first host a third-place playoff match between SoNy Sugar and National Super League (NSL) side Vihiga United which will commence at 12:00. The match will then be followed by the real clash between AFC Leopards and Kariobangi Sharks, a match expected to start at 15:00.

VIP tickets for the day will go for Kshs. 300 while terrace tickets cost Kshs. 200 and will be available outside the venue on matchday from as early as 9:00am.

Apart from the glory of being champions, Kshs. 3 Million and a chance to represent Kenya  in next year’s Caf Confederation Cup are also at stake on Friday.

 

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Tusker FC will be on the hunt for a second win on the trot when they face hosts Nakumatt FC on Wednesday October 18, 2017 at the Ruaraka Grounds from 15:00.

The Brewers will be for the consecutive time be under the stewardship of deputy coach Francis Baraza after head coach George Nsimbe was asked to step aside following alleged contradictory remarks he made on the club's players. 

Baraza was the instructor in the side's 4-0 victory against a struggling Muhoroni Youth side on Sunday October 15th.

Tusker

With this year's title seemingly headed to Gor Mahia's trophy cabinet, the Brewers will now be gunning for the highest possible finish which will be largely contributed to by Wednesday's match.

Tusker are currently 6th on the log with 43 points and a win might elevate them up to position three. The defending champions have so far recorded twelve wins, seven draws and nine losses; scoring 29 goals compared to the 26 that they have conceded.

Nakumatt

A 2-1 win over Kakamega Homeboyz over the weekend scrapped off a five-match winless run for Nakumatt and the result. 

The shoppers currently have 35 points after nine wins, eight draws and eleven losses which puts them in position 12. 

Tusker won the first leg encounter 2-1.

Match officials

Referee: Agnetta Itubo

Assistant Referee 1: Gilbert Cheruiyot

Assistant Referee 2: Michael Maru

Fourth Official: Anthony Ogwayo

Match Commissioner: Dominic Weda

 

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Wednesday October 18 will only witness one Kenyan Premier League (KPL) match being played after one of the two fixtures was pushed a day further to Thursday October 19.

The match pushed to Thursday is one pitting Muhoroni Youth against Zoo Kericho FC which will be staged at the Muhoroni Grounds from 15:00. This means that only the Nakumatt versus Tusker match will go on Wednesday, with the match scheduled to kick off at 15:00 at the Ruaraka Grounds.

Wednesday 18 October

Nakumatt v Tusker FC at Ruaraka Stadium (3pm EAT)

Thursday 19 October

Muhoroni Youth v Zoo FC at Muhoroni Stadium (3pm EAT)

 

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On-form Jacques Tuyisenge guided league leaders Gor Mahia to an impressive 3-1 victory over Kariobangi Sharks on Tuesday October 17 at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu.

Gor, who had edged Sharks by the same margin in the first leg encounter eyed Sharks’ goal from the start and Meddie Kagere had himself to blame for squandering an early chance in the opening minutes.

Jacques Tuyisenge however opened account for the hosts, latching on to keeper Jeff Oyemba’s loose ball in the 14th minute and entombing it into the net.

Four minutes later, the Rwandan international was at it again, this time capitalizing on stubborn Kagere’s cross to slot home his second of the day.

Tuyisenge sealed his and his side’s third goal in the 36th minute with a split header which had been aimed to by Wellington Ochieng from the wing. 

Sharks coach William Muluya freshened up his attack five minutes after the restart by introducing Masoud Juma for Francis Manoah in search of comeback goals.

He then introduced Ovella Ochieng for Ebrima Sanneh and Elli Asieche for Paul Kamau in the 57th and 70rd minute respectively before Masoud pulled one back for the visitors in the 73rd minute. His goal came from the penalty spot flowing Walusimbi’s handball inside the box.

The match ended with a 3-1 result in favor of Gor which takes their point tally to 63, fifteen more than second placed Sofapaka.

Ulinzi Stars vs AFC Leopards

At the Afraha Stadium, AFC Leopards cut off Ulinzi Stars’ dominance over them with a slim 1-0 victory.

Stand-in captain Omar Mbong’i had the first opportunity of the match two minutes in but failed to set the right pace to Daniel Waweru’s corner which eventually motivated keeper Gabriel Andka to an easy catch.

A series of wasted chances followed thereafter with Issuza and Musa Mudde botching attacks for Ingwe while Mark Bikokwa and Churchill Mulomwa found themselves guilty of the same offense on the other end.

Leopards however got the much-anticipated opener in the 62nd minute, Whyonne Isuza heading home a cross from Victor Majid for his third league goal of the season.

The Matano led side was able to cling on to their slender lead till the last whistle to earn their first win over the Soldiers since 2013.

The victory comes at a period when Ingwe were struggling for a win and it will surely boost the team’s morale ahead of an important Gotv Shield tournament final match against Kariobangi Sharks, who were on the end of a 3-1 loss against Gor mahia. 

 

 

 

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AFC Leopards and Ulinzi Stars have made known their respective starting lineups that will face off in a league match on Tuesday October 17 at the Afraha Stadium.

For Leopards, Gabriel Andika, Marcellus Ingosti and Whyonne Isuza that make their way back into the starting eleven.

Keeper Timothy Odhiambo, Rodgers Omondi, Benson Sande and Bernard Ongoma meanwhile get starting nod for the Ulinzi side. The Sodliers have not lost in any of their last seven matches against Ingwe.

AFC Leopards starting XI: Gabriel Andika Lewis Wanami Dennis Sikayi Salim Abdalla Duncan Otieno (c) Victor Majid, Musa Mudde, Whyvonne Isuzza, Aziz Okaka, Vincent Oburu Marcellus Ingotsi 

Subs: Ian Otieno Micheal Kibwage Ramadhan Yakub Haroun Nyakha Samuel Ndung'u Alexis Kitenge Andrew Tololwa

Ulinzi Starting XI: Timothy Odhiambo, Brian Birgen, Rodgers Omondi, Benson Sande, Omar M’bongi, Bernard Ongoma, Cliff Kasuti, John Kago, Bernard Ongoma, Danie Waweru.

 

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AFC Leopards will for the next four weeks have to adapt without defender Robinson Kamura , who is out nursing an injury.

This is a setback for Ingwe who have decisive matches coming up, including the finals of the Gotv Shield tournament against Kariobangi Sharks scheduled for Friday October 20th at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.

The defender will also miss ties against Ulinzi Stars (Tuesday October 17), Muhoroni Youth (21 October), Chemelil Sugar (October 29) and Nzoia United (November 1).

Ingwe however welcome back Joshua Mawira who has been out with a lengthy layoff.

 

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Kenyan Premier League (KPL) official broadcasting partners Bamba Sports will air live on catch up match on Tuesday October 17.

The live match will be one pitting hosts Ulinzi Stars and AFC Leopards which will be staged at the Afraha Stadium from 15:00.

Sneak peak

After both going winless for four straight games, Ulinzi Stars and AFC Leopards clash at the Afraha Stadium with an eye for a win.

Leopards were downed 2-0 by Posta Rangers on Saturday while Ulinzi settled to  a barren draw with hosts Zoo Kericho on the same day.

Ingwe desperately need a victory from the game to keep their top ten finish dream active. A win would also enhance the team's morale as they prepare to tackle Kariobangi Sharks in the finals of the Gotv Shield on Friday October 20th.

Ingwe are currently 14th with 33 points from 29 games while Ulinzi sit fourth on the log with 43 points.

The first leg encounter ended in a barren draw. If Leopards beat the Soldiers, it will be the first time to do so in eight fixtures.

 

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Two Kenyan Premier League (KPL) catch up matches have been scheduled for Tuesday October 17, with the action being in the cities of Kisumu and Nakuru.

Gor Mahia vs Kariobangi Sharks (Moi Stadium, Kisumu-3pm)

Kariobangi Sharks will be hoping to rekindle their top five hopes when they visit league leaders Gor Mahia at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu.

Sharks are recently on a dry spell having not picked a win in six of their last league games. They however face a Gor Mahia side who are fresh from a 1-0 loss in the hands of Mathare United on Saturday at the Thika County Stadium.

A win for Sharks over the leaders will massively boost their confidence heading into the finals of the Gotv Shield tournament where they are set to face AFC Leopards on Friday October 20 at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.

Gor won the first leg encounter 3-1.

Ulinzi Stars vs AFC Leopards (Afraha Stadium, Nakuru-3pm)

After both going winless for four straight games, Ulinzi Stars and AFC Leopards clash at the Afraha Stadium with an eye for a win.

Leopards were downed 2-0 by Posta Rangers on Saturday while Ulinzi settled to  a barren draw with hosts Zoo Kericho on the same day.

Ingwe desperately need a victory from the game to keep their top ten finish dream active. A win would also enhance the team's morale as they prepare to tackle Kariobangi Sharks in the finals of the Gotv Shield on Friday October 20th.

Ingwe are currently 14th with 33 points from 29 games while Ulinzi sit fourth on the log with 43 points.

The first leg encounter ended in a barren draw. If Leopards beat the Soldiers, it will be the first time to do so in eight fixtures.

 

Comment

Kenya have once again experienced a drop in the FIFA World rankings, this time going down fourteen spots as per the latest grading announced on Tuesday October 16.

Kenya are now place in position 112 compared to last month's standings where they were 88. The fall is largely attributed to losses against Iraq and Thailand during the FIFA International break. Harambee Stars fell 2-1 to Iraq before surrendering to Thailand by a solitary goal.

Iraq have consequently moved eight spots up the ranks to 80th while Thailand drop just a spot behind to 138.

Africa

In Africa, Tunisia have leapfrogged Egypt to lead the continent and are 28th globally, with Egypt (30), Senegal (32),  Congo DR (35) and Nigeria (41) making up the top five in CAF region.

World

Germany meanwhile continues leading globally ahead of Brazil and Portugal who retain the second and third spot respectively. Argentina and Belgium complete the top five in that order.

Biggest gainers and losers

Central Asian country Turkmenistan are the biggest gainers, having moved up 22 places to position 114 while Latvia have ascended 19 places.

Ecuador and Lithuania on the other side are are biggest losers with 25 spots down to their rankings. Azerbaijan follows closely with 23 places down.

 

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Tusker FC got back to winning ways on Sunday October 14 following a 4-0 victory over lowly Muhoroni Youth in a match played at the Ruaraka Grounds.

The defending champions took the  lead barely five minutes into the match courtesy of Mike Khamati's shot that disturbed keeper Salim Sowed. Muhoroni's mistake would then cost them another goal shortly before the interval, Faina Jacobs handling the ball for a penalty which Humphrey Mieno sent to the net with Sowedi down on the opposite direction.

Khamati then netted his second which took Tusker's lead to three in the 49th minute, connecting to Mieno's free kick to cleverly head the ball into the net. His ambitions of completing a hattrick were however derailed two minutes later following an injury he sustained that forced him off the field of play. His place was consequently taken by Allan Wanga.

The substitute capped off the convincing win for the visitors with a goal of his own in the 70th minute for a 4-0 score line. 

The victory takes Tusker to 6th place on the log with 42 points whilst adding more misery to the relegation threatened Muhoroni who sit at the bottom with only 24 points.

Tusker Starting XI: Duncan Ochieng, Collins Shivachi, James Situma, Eugene Asike,Lloyd Wahome, Humphey  Mieno, Brian Osumba, Noah Wafula, Jackson Macharia, Danson Kago, Michael  Khamati ,

Subs: David Okello, Martin Kizza, Boniface Muchiri, Allan Wanga, Sydney Ochieng, Stephen Owusu, Abdalla Hassan

Muhoroni Starting XI: Salim Sowedi, Ogada, Indimuli,  Ogendo, Jacob Faina, Bliss Kityo, Collins Agade, Kennedy Rono, Onyango Maxwel, Ambrose Ayoyi, Kiyoyo Hassan Subs: Said, Thomas Venval, Otuoma,  Mudoola Farouk, Jeconia Oyoo, Ochieng Gradus(GK)

 

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Kepha Aswani's brace in the second half rallied Nakumatt FC to a 2-1 win over Kakamega Homeboyz on Sunday October 15 at the Mumias Sports Complex.

Wycliffe Opondo beat keeper Ezekiel Owade in a one on one situation in the 40th minute to take Homeboyz into the break leading.

Kepha Aswain then cancelled the hosts' lead ten minutes after the restart following a poor clearance by Homeboyz defender. The former AFC Leopards talisman then completed the interesting  comeback for the visitors in the additional minutes, tapping in from close range to secure all three points for the shoppers.

The victory comes as a relief for Anthony Mwangi's men who had endured for five straight matches without a win. It is also the second successive loss for the Homeboyz side who were initially on a ten-match winless streak.

Western Stima vs Thika United

At the Moi Stadium in Kisumu, Western Stima and Thika United stuck to first leg's result after playing o to a 1-1 draw.

 Eugene Mukangula bolted to Shami Kibwana's cross to fire past keeper Otieno Stephen in the 40th minute to take the visitors 1-0 up. Their lead was however cancelled in the second half by Robert Achema, who successfully converted a penalty after he was fouled inside the box.

The draw takes the two teams' points to 28, but Thika sit just above Western Stima as a result of superior goal difference.

 

 

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Tusker FC and Muhoroni Youth have each named their starting lineups to face off on Sunday October 15 at the Ruaraka Grounds.

For Tusker, two changes have been made to the team with Boniface Muchiri and Abdul Hassan being introduced in place of Cercidy Okeyo and Moses Ndawula.

Below is how the teams will line up for today's match

Tusker Starting XI: Duncan Ochieng, Collins Shivachi, James Situma, Eugene Asike,Lloyd Wahome, Humphey  Mieno, Brian Osumba, Noah Wafula, Jackson Macharia, Danson Kago, Michael  Khamati

Subs: David Okello, Martin Kizza, Boniface Muchiri, Allan Wanga, Sydney Ochieng, Stephen Owusu, Abdalla Hassan.

Muhoroni Starting XI: Salim Sowedi, Ogada, Indimuli,  Ogendo, Jacob Faina, Bliss Kityo, Collins Agade, Kennedy Rono, Onyango Maxwel, Ambrose Ayoyi, Kiyoyo Hassan

Subs: Said, Thomas Venval, Otuoma,  Mudoola Farouk, Jeconia Oyoo, Ochieng Gradus(GK)

 

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Nzoia United and SoNy Sugar have announced their respective starting lineups that will face of in a Round of 29 match on Saturday October 14 at the Awendo Green Stadium.

For Nzoia, Edwin Wafula and Elvis Rupia make their way back into the starting eleven, replacing the suspended Brian Otieno and Brian Yakhama. For SoNy's part, Kevin Otieno replaces the injured Kevin Omondi in goal for the match that kicks off at 15:00.

After registering draws in two of their last fixtures, both teams head into the match eager for a win. The two sides sttled to a 1-1 draw in the first leg encounter.

Nzoia United Starting XI: 23.Mustapha Oduor 26.Festus Okiring 16.Hillary Wandera 14.Edwin Wafula 34. Vincent Ngesa (C) 02. Stephen Wakanya 12.Luke Namanda 24.Lawrence Juma 32.Victor Omondi 08.Edger Nzano 33.Elvis Rupia 

 Subs: 15.Humphrey Katasi 25.Geoffrey Kariuki 22.Elvis Ronack 03.Collins Odawa 13.Dennis Ongeri 21.Brian Yakhama 18.Patrick Kwitonda

SoNy Sugar Starting XI: Kevin Otieno,. Bernard Omondi, Justine Omari, Joseph Omweri, Alfred Onyango,  Kevin Oluoch, Benjamin Mosha, Fredrick Onyango,  Justine Monda, David Simiyu, George Abege

Subs:  Tom Muthomi, Tobias Otieno, Akoko Nicholas, Yema Mwana,  Marwa Chamberi , Laban Gambareko, Dennis Oduor

 

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Match officials that will take charge of the four Kenyan Premier League (KPL) matches slated for Sunday October 14 have been named.

For the match between defending champions  Tusker and Muhoroni Youth, Collins Opiyo will be the center referee while Anthony Ogwayo takes charge of SoNy Sugar -Nzoia clash.  Caroline Wanjala will officiate the match between Western Stima and Thika United while Judith Muhonja oversees the game between Kakamega Homeboyz and Nakumatt.

Sunday match officials

Tusker FC vs Muhoroni Youth 

Center Referee: Collins Opiyo 

Assistant Referee 1: Adam Juma 

Assistant Referee 2: Austin Ochieng 

Fourth Official: Evans Waka Match

 Commissioner: Gladys Waweru

Sony Sugar vs Nzoia United

Referee: Anthony Ogwayo 

Assistant Referee 1: Tony Kidiya 

Assistant Referee 2: Michael Maru 

Fourth Official: David Mulongo 

Match Commissioner: Kenneth Ruto

Western Stima vs Thika United 

Center Referee: Caroline Wanjala

Assistant Referee 1: Stephen Adeya

 Assistant Referee 2: Gilbert Cheruiyot 

Fourth Official: Francina Khamali 

Match Commissioner: Elias Kuloba

Kakamega Homebyz vs Nakumatt FC

Referee: Judith Muhonja 

 Assistant Referee 1: Hannah Njambi 

 Assistant Referee 2: Godfrey Ndeva 

 Fourth Official: Moses Simiyu 

Match Commissioner: Benson Swahili

 

Comment

Pauline Naise made her debut for Soccer Queens on Saturday October 14 in a match that the side lost 5-0 to Zone A league leaders Thika Queens at the Utalii Sports Grounds.

Fauzia Omar opened account for Thika Queens in the 32nd minute from the penalty spot in what was the only goal of the match in the first half. 

In the second half, Mercy Achieng doubled the lead for the visitors in the 57th minute before Rachael Mwema making it 3-0 in the 76th minute. Catherine Githae got herself into the score sheets in the 82nd minute before Mercy Achieng completing her double three minutes later to wrap up a 5-0 victory for the leaders.

The loss leaves Soccer Queens fifth on the log with twelve points  while Thika purge eight points clear of second placed Mombasa Olympic who have played a game more. 

Hockey expert

Naise's debut comes just hours after she had led hockey side Chase Amira to a comfortable 7- win over learners Multimedia University. In the match, she scored four goals that all but ensured a spot for her among the top scorers of the Ladies Premier League.

National team

Soccer Queens will however have to do without the services of the multi-talented player for the next two weeks as she will be on duty for the Hockey national team which is set to participate in the 2017 Hockey African Cup for Nations. The tournament is scheduled to take place from 22nd to 29th October 2017 in Egypt, with winners of each event (men and women) qualifying for the 2018 Hockey World Cup.

 

Comment

Sofapaka further deepened Bandari FC's problems after edging them 2-1 on Saturday October 14 at the Mabaraki Stadium, in a match that goalkeeper Wilson Obungu received a red card.

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Morocco have landed rights  to host the 2018 edition of the Championship of African Nations (CHAN) tournament, replacing Kenya who were listed as the initial hosts.

The north African country was named as the winners of the bid on Saturday during the Confederations of African Football Executive Committee meeting in Lagos, Nigeria; beating the likes of  Equatorial Guinea and Ethiopia to the bid.

This comes just weeks after the CAF Committee unanimously agreed to strip off Kenya's rights to host the tournament due to poor infrastructure and unfavorable political climate.

The Morocco FA has consequently chosen the cities of Agadir, Casablanca, Marrakech and Tangier to host the biennial event. 

This will be the first time that Morocco with be hosting tournament, with the dates set from 12th January to 4th February 2018.

As a result of failing to get their home ready, Kenya have been ejected from the tournament with Egypt who were eliminated by Morocco in the 2018 qualifiers taking the former's spot.

 

 

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Joackins Atudo and Dennis Mukaisi’s early goals condemned AFC Leopards to their twelfth loss of the season in a match played at the Narok Stadium on Saturday October 14.

Rangers needed only six minutes to grab the lead, Atudo capitalizing on Duncan Otieno’s poor clearance to beat keeper Ian Otieno from close range.

Leopards then sought immediate response but Vincent Oburu and Alexis Kitenge squandered chances that would have otherwise earned them an equalizer. On the opposite end, Dennis Mukaisi and John Nairuka failed to overcome Ingwe’s defense with the opportunities they got.

Dennis Mukaisi eventually doubled the visitors’ lead in the 31st minute after capitalizing on Atudo’s cross to score his first goal in seven matches.

The second half saw a more rejuvenated Ingwe side gun for an equalizer but were unsuccessful in their quest, with the match ending 2-0 in Rangers favor.

The victory comes as a relief to the Pamzo led side who had gone for ten matches without a single win. It also further complicated Leopards’ ambitions of a top ten finish with only five rounds of matches to go before the season comes to a close.

Zoo Kericho vs Ulinzi Stars

At the Kericho Green Stadium, Zoo Kericho and Ulinzi Stars had to settle for a 0-0 draw after neither of the sides was able to score a goal. The draw maintains Ulinzi at fifth place on the log with 42 points while Zoo climb to 13th with 33 points.



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Mathare United became the first team to beat Gor Mahia twice this season after overcoming them 1-0 in a match played at the Thika Sub-County Stadium on Saturday October 14.

Gor’s bad day started in the 3rd minute after defender Karim Nizigiyimana was forced off with an injury, head coach Dylan Kerr having to bring in Innocent Wafula as an early substitute. Before the injury, Meddie Kagere had found a perfect chance to take Gor ahead in the 1st minute but was unfortunate to do so as Francis Kahata had already handled the ball.

Mathare however made most use of their first breakthrough in the 5th minute, Cliff Nyakeya’s pass finding Crispin Oduor who did not hesitate to put the ball past a stranded Boniface Oluoch.

The first half went on silently with neither side creating clear chances but Mathare keeper Levis Opiyo produced a superb save towards the break to deny an advancing Kahata who was unmarked in the Slum Boys’ territory.

In the second half, Jacques Tuyisenge was guilty of a missed opportunity after failing to connect to Muguna’s cross which was slightly over his head. Mathare were eventually able to hold onto their slim lead till the final whistle and walked home with three very important points.

The Kimanzi led side becomes the only side to have beaten Ko’galo both home and away, handing Kerr his first loss as Gor Mahia tactician. 

Mathare United Starting XI: 30. Levis Opiyo (GK) 12.Andrew Juma 20.Martin Ongori 25.Samuel Olwande 6. George Owino (C) 22. Roy Okal 4.Edward Seda 29. Chrispin Oduor 13. John Mwangi 17.Cliff Nyakeya 9. Chris Ochieng’

Subs: 1. Mark Kioko (GK) 26.Abubakar Keya 8.Alphonce Ndonye 2.Daniel Mwaura 15.Ronald Reagan 14.Derrick Onyango 17. Elijah Mwanzia

Gor Mahia Starting XI: Boniface Oluoch (GK), Karim Nizigiyimana, Wellington Ochieng, Musa Mohamed, Harun Shakava, Jean Baptiste Mugiraneza, George Odhiambo, Kenneth Muguna, Jacques Tuyisenge, Meddie Kagere, Francis Kahata.

Subs: Fredrick Odhiambo (GK), Innocent Wafula, Philemon Otieno, Boniface Omondi, Anthony Mbugua, Oliver Maloba, Timothy Otieno

 

 

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Former Mathare United and Gor Mahia player Innocent Mutiso believes that the match between the two sides will be a tough one, but is sure Mathare can beat the league leaders if they compose themselves.

The two sides clash on Saturday October 14 at the Thika Sub-County Stadium in what will be a replay of the first leg fixture where Mathare carried the day by a solitary goal.

Mutiso, who had a five-year stint with the Slum Boys before joining Gor Mahia in January 2013, believes it will be a tough game which will be decided by a very slim margin.

“This is a different ball game at the Thika Stadium. Any team that goes there is not assured of victory regardless of form. Mathare United will want more from this game than Gor Mahia. It will be a tough game and it will be all about nerves. The boys need to keep their composure and they will win this match,” Mutiso told Mathare's portal.

“Mathare united should have a Plan B. Gor Mahia find it hard to play at Thika and they struggle to score there. This is not a match to play beautiful football. It is a match where you go and grind a result. Keeping a clean sheet will be very vital. One point is good for them, three points will be a bonus,” he added.

Speaking on Mathare's relegation fears, Mutiso expects the Slum Boys to evade the demotion axe as they do not have tough matches compared to the other clubs in the relegation zones. He however urged the players to treat each match as a final if they are to survive.

 

“I’m expecting Mathare United to avoid relegation. The other teams in the relegation zone have tough fixtures but that does not mean they should be complacent. They should take each game as a final. If Mathare United get relegated it will be very bad for football in Kenya because they have the best football foundation in the country,” concluded the former Kenyan international.

Mathare head into the match at the heart of a five-match winless streak while Gor have won all their last three games since July 2017.

 

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Ticketing information for the Round of 29 match between Zoo Kericho and Ulinzi Stars slated for Saturday October 14 at the Kericho Green Stadium has been announced

Both sides registered draws in their last league matches, Ulinzi being held to a 1-1 draw by SoNy Sugar while Zoo settled for a 2-2 result with Nzoia United.

For Saturday's game, VIP tickets will go for Kshs. 200 while terrace tickets cost Ksh. 100.

Ulinzi will also be keen to avenge the 2-1 loss they suffered in the hands of the Kericho based side in the reverse fixture.

 

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Kenyan Premier League (KPL) official broadcasting partner Bamba Sports will be airing live one match in Round of 29 action slated for this weekend.

The live match will be the one pitting league leaders Gor Mahia against Mathare United, which will be played at the Thika Sub-County Stadium on Saturday October 14 from 15:00.

Mathare famously beat Gor Mahia 1-0 the last time this fixture was staged on April 30, and K’Ogalo coach Dylan Kerr is likely to exercise extra caution when dealing with the relegation battlers.

Gor lead the table with 60 points while Mathare are just three points above the bottom position.

K’Ogalo are working with a full strength squad that includes the deadly attacking trio of Meddie Kagere, Jacques

Tuyisenge and Timothy Otieno, who have scored, between them, 23 league goals this season.

Cliff Nyakeya and Roy Syamba are unavailable for Mathare United as they are nursing injuries while goalkeeper Wyclifffe Kasaya remains a long term absentee following knee surgery in September.

 

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Ahead of their match against fellow strugglers Western Stima is scheduled for Sunday 15 October at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu, Thika United have received a major fitness boost after three key players returned to training.

The three are Sammy Meja,Onwudi Chibueze and Collins Okumu who have missed the team's latest matches with injuries, with the latter having been sidelined for more than ten weeks.

Forward Chibueze's return is a enhancement to Muyoti's side who have been forced to deploy Shami Kibwana as the lone striker for the four weeks that Chibueze was undergoing treatment.

 

All the three took part in Tuesday’s 4-1 friendly match win against Jericho AllStars in Camp Toyoyo, with Chibueze scoring a brace.

The match on Sunday against Stima is very crucial to Thika United as they face opponents who are also fighting to avoid demotion. A win might might propel Muyoti's charges to 15th place on the table standings, while a victory for Stima will see them leapfrog Thika United.

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A total of twelve players will now miss the league's Round of 29 matches set for this weekend after three more players joined the suspension list which already had nine names on it.

Defender Isaac Kipyegon will not be available for Zoo Kericho in their match against Ulinzi Stars at the Kericho Green Stadium after picking his fifth yellow card in Wednesday's 2-2 draw with Nzoia United.

Another player absent is Brian Otieno of Nzoia Sugar whose fifth yellow card came in his side's draw with Zoo Kericho FC on Wednesday October 11. He will therefore miss the clash against Sony Sugar at the Awendo Green Stadium. 

Kariobangi Sharks have also been affected, with defender Michael Bodo out of their fixture against Chemelil Sugar for the same reason.

Suspended earlier

Salim Abdalla of AFC Leopards, Victor Ademba of Sony Sugar, Anthony Wambani of Bandari FC, Sofapaka’s Willis Ouma, Lennox Ogutu and David Owino of Mathare United, Smith Ouko and Faraj Ominde of Chemelil Sugar and Gor Mahia’s Ernest Wendo are the players who had been suspended earlier.

 

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Sofapaka will have to adjust themselves accordingly on Saturday October 14 when they visit Bandari FC at the Mbaraki Sports Grounds as they will be without two key players who are out with injuries.

The second-placed side will be lacking Bernard Mangoli and Humphrey Okoti for the important clash.  According to the club, Mangoli suffered a toe injury in the game against Gor Mahia two weeks ago while Okoti is out with a groin injury.

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With only losses to show in their last four matches, Bandari invite Sofapaka at the Mbaraki Stadium hungry for a win that would put aside all their troubles. The Coastal based side has slipped out of the top ten positions and are placed 11th with 33 points.

Sofapaka on the other hand will seek motivation from their latest 2-0 win over AFC Leopards as they tackle Bandari. 

After receiving Sofapaka's player of the month for a second consecutive time, Ugandan forward Umaru Kasumba will be eyeing the league's top scorer's spot with a goal on Staurday. He is currently joint with Ulinzi Stars striker Stephen Waruru on eleven goals.

 

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Big Brother Events and Ticketing firm have released ticketing information for the exciting match between AFC Leopards and Posta Rangers which will be at the Narok County Stadium on Saturday October 14.

A flat rate of Kshs. 200 has been placed for all tickets which will be sold on match day at the stadium and its environs from as early as 9:00am.

Sneak peak

Rangers' results have of late been contrary to their performances in the first half of the season, being winless in their last ten matches. The plunge in form has seen Sammy Omollo's side drop to 7th on the league table with 40 points. 

They welcome back Joackins Atudo, Patrick Matasi and Simon Mbugua who were last week involved in Harambee Stars friendly games.

On their part, AFC Leopards will also be in the hunt for their first victory in four matches following draws against Mathare United and Kariobangi Sharks and a loss to Sofapaka.

This will be their last league fixture before the Gotv Shield tournament finals against Sharks set for Friday October 20th.

Ingwe will be missing midfielder Keziron Kizito who recently went to India for trials. The side is currently 12th on the log with 33 points.

 

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The Kenyan Premier League (KPL) fully resumes after the FIFA International break, with nine Round of 29 matches scheduled for Saturday October 14 and Sunday October 15 in different venues.

Saturday October 14, 2017

AFC Leopards vs Posta Rangers (Narok County Stadium, 3pm)

AFC Leopards host a stagnant Posta Rangers side at the Narok County Stadium in what will be a replay of their 1-1 draw in the first leg clash.

Rangers' results have of late been contrary to their performances in the first half of the season, being winless in their last ten matches. The plunge in form has seen Sammy Omollo's side drop to 7th on the league table with 40 points. 

They welcome back Joackins Atudo, Patrick Matasi and Simon Mbugua who were last week involved in Harambee Stars friendly games.

On their part, AFC Leopards will also be in the hunt for their first victory in four matches following draws against Mathare United and Kariobangi Sharks and a loss to Sofapaka.

This will be their last league fixture before the Gotv Shield tournament finals against Sharks set for Friday October 20th.

Ingwe will be missing midfielder Keziron Kizito who recently went to India for trials. The side is currently 12th on the log with 33 points.

Bandari FC vs Sofapaka (Mbaraki Sports Club, 3pm)

With only losses to show in their last four matches, Bandari invite Sofapaka at the Mbaraki Stadium hungry for a win that would put aside all their troubles. The Coastal based side has slipped out of the top ten positions and are placed 11th with 33 points.

Sofapaka on the other hand will seek motivation from their latest 2-0 win over AFC Leopards as they tackle Bandari. 

After receiving Sofapaka's player of the month for a second consecutive time, Ugandan forward Umaru Kasumba will be eyeing the league's top scorer's spot with a goal on Staurday. He is currently joint with Ulinzi Stars striker Stephen Waruru on eleven goals. 

Mathare United vs Gor Mahia (Thika Sub-County Stadium, 3pm)

Mathare famously beat Gor Mahia 1-0 the last time this fixture was staged on April 30, and K’Ogalo coach Dylan Kerr is likely to exercise extra caution when dealing with the relegation battlers.

Gor lead the table with 60 points while Mathare are just three points above the bottom position.

K’Ogalo are working with a full strength squad that includes the deadly attacking trio of Meddie Kagere, Jacques

Tuyisenge and Timothy Otieno, who have scored, between them, 23 league goals this season.

Cliff Nyakeya and Roy Syamba are unavailable for Mathare United as they are nursing injuries while goalkeeper Wyclifffe Kasaya remains a long term absentee following knee surgery in September.

Zoo Kericho vs Ulinzi Stars (Kericho Green Stadium, 3pm)

Ulinzi Stars will once again try to notch a win after being unsuccessful in their last three attempts. The club's last result was a one-all draw with Sony Sugar a fortnight ago. The Soldiers are currently fifth with 42 points.

Zoo Kericho meanwhile will be without Isaac Kipyegon who is out on suspension after accumulating five yellow cards. The team is however confident that they can overcome the visitors, having downed them 2-1 in the first leg fixture back in April. Zoo were held to a 2-2 draw by Nzoia United on in their last game.

Kariobangi Sharks vs Chemelil Sugar (MISC Kasarani, 3pm)

Just days before their Gotv Shield finals clash against AFC Leopards, Kariobangi Sharks host Chemelil Sugar  well aware that a win would boost their morale ahead of the decisive game. They will however have to up their performance if they are to beat the sugar millers as they are currently on a five-match winless run. 

Sharks will be without midfielder Michael Bodo has been suspended for this match for accumulating five yellow cards.

Currently 9th on the log with 35 points, Chemelil will be gunning for a win that will extend their run of three games without a loss. A win on Saturday will also take them to three points adrift of Sharks.

 

Sunday October 15, 2017

Kakamega Homeboyz vs Nakumatt FC ( Mumias Sports Complex, 3pm)

Kakamega Homeboyz had a nine-match unbeaten record shattered by Zoo Kericho last weekend, and they will be eager to provide a suitable reply in Mumias on Sunday.

Nakumatt striker Kepha Aswani will want to end his goal drought as he chases the Golden Boot. He is on 10 goals thus far.

The two teams played to a barren draw in their first leg match in April.

Sony Sugar vs Kakamega Homeboyz (Awendo Green Stadium, 3pm)

The two sides will all be searching for a win after recording draws in their last two matches. 

The two teams have met twice this season, their first leg league match ending in a one-all draw and Sony prevailing in their GOtv Shield quarter-finals played three months later.

Sony will be without Victor Ademba who collected five yellow cards, and is thus suspended from this match, while Brian Otieno will be absent for Homeboyz for the same reason.

Tusker FC vs Muhoroni Youth (Ruaraka Grounds, 3pm)

This season’s title is slowly but surely slipping away from the hands of the brewers, a situation that has led their coach George Nsimbe to admit that this may be the worst season of his career.

Tusker were held to a barren draw by Kariobangi Sharks on Wednesday, and the two dropped points saw them remain static on sixth position on the SPL table.

Muhoroni are placed at the lowest end of the heap, although they garnered a 4-3 win over Nakumatt on Wednesday to earn themselves some breathing space.

The brewers beat Muhoroni 1-0 in their first leg meeting.

Western Stima vs Thika United (Moi Stadium Kisumu, 3pm)

Thika United and Western Stima are both battling against relegation and this clash should be a cracker for obvious reasons.

Tied on 27 points, this will be a fight for Stima to leapfrog Thika and get out of the dreadful relegation zone that has been their home for the greater part of this season while the Thika side will want to inch farther away from the danger zone.

A one-all draw was the outcome of this match-up in late April.

 

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Zimbabwe and Zamnia are set to take part in this year's Council of East and Central Africa Football Association (CECAFA) Challenge Cup that will be held in Kenya after being invited as guests.

After receiving an invite from Cecafa secretary-general Nicholas Musonye last week, the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) through spokesperson and competitions manager Xolisani Gwesela yesterday confirmed that they had accepted the offer.

“Our participation at the Cecafa Challenge Cup tournament is confirmed,” he said.

This will be Zimbabwe's second time at the tournament, having participated six years ago. For Zambia, it would be the third time after involvement in 2009 and 2013.

The tournament returns after one year as it was not held in 2016 due Sudan withdrawing as the host nation.

The two-week event will run from November 25 to December 9 with matches expected to be staged in Moi Stadium in Kisumu, Nakuru’s Afraha and Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega County.

Zimbabwe and Zambia join Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Sudan and Somalia in the regional show.

Uganda are the current defending champions after dispatching Rwanda 1-0 in the finals of the 2015 edition that was held in Ethiopia. They are also the most decorated side in the competition with 14 titles ahead of hosts Kenya who have won it six times.

 

 

 

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Umaru Kasumba was on Wednesday October 11 named Sofapaka's best player for the month September. His five goals in that month also earned him the club's top scorer's award.

The award is a second straight one following a similar one where he shared with his country mate Rodgers Aloro. Two of his goals in September came against Chemelil Sugar, with the June acquisition also netting against Kakamega Homeboyz, Gor Mahia and Ulinzi Stars.

Runners up

Young midfielder Mohamed Kilume was voted as the runners up and went home with Kshs. 20,00 for that feat. This after impressive displays against Chemelil Sugar, Ulinzi Stars, Kariobangi Sharks, Kakamega Homeboyz and Gor Mahia

Not yet done

Speaking after receiving the awards, Kasumba attributed his fine spell to hard work and promised to work hard for the Golden Boot.

"Were it not for hard work and discipline, I don't think I would have made it. I want to assure you that I'm not done yet in scoring at the Kenyan league and my target is to bag the Golden Boot Award," reiterated the pacy striker.

The Ugandan international is currently the league's top scorer, joint with Ulinzi Stars forward Stephen Waruru who also has eleven goals to his name.

 

Awards 

Top scorer-Umaru Kasumba (Sh 30,000)

Best player-Umaru Kasumba (Sh 30,000)

Runner-up best player-Mohammed Kilume (Sh20,000).

 

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The Kenyan Premier League managing body has pushed back by a day the Round of 29 league match between Zoo Kericho and Ulinzi Stars.

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Sitting last in the table standings with financial constraints on their neck, Muhoroni Youth team manager Jefferson Odongo has duly admitted that the club is currently going through hard times.

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Wednesday October 11 was a day of draws as all three Kenyan Premier League (KPL) catch up matches ended in draws, with none of the six sides in action securing all three points.

Tusker v Kariobangi Sharks (Ruaraka Grounds)

Kariobangi Sharks recorded their third draw in four games after being held to a 0-0 stalemate by defending champions Tusker FC in a match played at the Ruaraka Grounds.

The Brewers commanded control of the proceedings in the opening quarter hour in a bid to ease their opponents' defense but were on a number of occasions forced to fall back by the counter attacking Sharks. 

Humphrey Mieno almost took Tusker ahead in the 33rd minute but was greatly denied by the woodwork which bounced back to play his ferocious right-footed shot. 

In the second half, Sharks coach William Muluya opted for an early change, bringing in the fresh legs of Michael Odongo in place of Patillah Omotto who seemed affected by Harambee Stars' long trip from Asia.

Elli Asieche was then brought off for Ebrima Sanneh shortly after, with George Nsimbe waiting until the 81st minute to haul off Brian Osumba and Noah Wafula for Stephen Owusu and rookie Sydney Ochieng.

Substitute Sanneh had a chance to bag his side maximum points in the 83rd minute but a firm and timely block by Eugene Asike denied him a goal. After the final whistle, bith sides had to contend with a point each.

Western Stima v Nakumatt (Moi Stadium)

At the Moi Stadium in Kisumu, substitute Boniface Akenga spared Nakumatt some blushes after his late strike ensured a 1-1 draw with hosts Western Stima.

Brian Marita had given Stima the lead in the 63rd minute, bolting to Geofrey Ochieng's pass to send past keeper Owade who had already made a couple of match-saving saves.

Boniface Akenga was then introduced in place of Robert Omunuk and gifted his side a point four minutes from time with his well calculated shot that ensured a 1-1 draw after 90 minutes.

Zoo Kericho v Nzoia Sugar (Kericho Green Stadium)

Geoffrey Gichana once again came to the rescue of Zoo Kericho with his late goal that forced a 2-2 draw with Nzoia Sugar at the Kericho Green Stadium.

The hosts wasted a glorious chance to take the lead in the 25th minute after they were awarded a penalty following Steve Wakanya's reckless tackle on Nicholas Kipkirui. Mike Madoya stepped up to take the resultant spot kick but even with custodian Mustapha Oduor well beaten, his effort went off target much to the relief Nzoia's bench.

They paid the price just five minutes later, Lawrence Juma beating keeper Richard Omboko with a well-calculated free kick to take the visitors ahead.

The first half however ended in high intensity as Danson Namasaka restored parity for Zoo with a curling free kick just outside the box in the 43rd minute before Vincent Ngesa taking Nzoia back to the steering wheel with a header just two minutes later.

After a largely silent second half, Zoo Kericho coach Sammy Okoth introduced into the field Geoffrey Gichana who secured a point for his team with a late goal in the 88th minute.

 

 

 

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Tusker FC head coach George Nsimbe has named his matchday squad to battle Kariobangi Sharks on Wednesday October 11 at the Ruaraka Grounds from 15:00.

The coach makes four changes to the squad that lost to Gor Mahia last time out, with : David Ochieng, Osumba Brian, Michael Khamati and Innocent Wafula being slotted back into the starting lineup. 

Striker Allan Wanga drops to the bench together with custodian David Okello while Hashim Sempala is out with an ankle injury.

Starting XI: David Ochieng, Collins Shivachi, James Situma, Lloyd Wahome, Eugene Asike, Humphrey Mieno, Osumba Brian, Jackson Macharia, Danson Kago, Innocent Wafula, Michael Khamati 

Subs: David Okello, Martin Kiiza, Okeyo, Wanga, Syney, Owusu, Ndawula

 

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Kariobangi Sharks forwards Masoud Juma and Patillah Omoto have been drafted back into the starting eleven as head coach William Muluya names hi side to tackle Tusker FC on Wednesday October 11 at the Ruaraka Grounds.

The two were absent in Sharks'  barren draw with AFC Leopards during the weekend owing to international duty. Jeff Oyiemba retains his place in between the sticks with Pascal Ogweno, Geoffrey Shiveka , Paul Kamau and Michael Bodo oncre again making up the back four.

Starting XI: Jeff Oyemba, Pascal Ogweno, Geoffrey Shiveka (c), Paul Kamau, Michael Bodo, Sven Yidah, Patilla Omoto, Elli Asieche, Duke Abuya, Mathew Odongo, Masoud Juma,

Subs: Robert Mboya, Wycliffe Onyango, Osborne Monday, Christopher Kimathi, Calvin Odongo, Ovella Ochieng, Ebrimma Sanneh.

 

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