The race for this year's Golden Boot has of late become more aggressive, with Stephen Waruru's time at the helm of the top scorer's charts seems to be coming to an end after being surrounded by a handful of players who have recently been on a scoring spree.
After leading the charts for about twenty one weeks, Waruru's time at the top is slowly clocking following the striker's go-slow in netting goals. The 26-year old has been stagnated at the 11-goal mark since Round of 17 and the other players have made full use of that opportunity to edge closer to him.
The Harambee Stars forward however has a chance to end his five-match goal drown when Ulinzi lock horns with Posta Rangers on Sunday September 17, 2017.
The closest rival is Nakumatt FC striker Kepha Aswani who has so far netted 10 goals, one shy Waruru. Aswani's most recent goals came a fortnight ago when he came on as a substitute to score a brace in Nakumatt’s 2-0 win against Post Rangers.
Umaru Kasumba (Sofapaka), Jacques Tuyisenge (Gor Mahia) and Crispin Oduor (Mathare United) come in third with nine goals each. The trio have of late been on fine form with each of them trying to outscore each other. Despite joining Sofapaka after half of the season had elapsed, Kasumba has scored nine goals in only seven appearances and re-affirmed his intentions of scooping the top scorer's award. Tuyisenge's brace against Chemelil Sugar on Thursday also placed him among the contenders, although it is waited to be seen whether the Rwandan international will get involved In Gor's next match after limpinng off with an injury. Mathare's Oduor is another player who has been in excellent form with nine goals to his name.
Veteran Ezekiel Oduor comes in fourth with eight goals while Zoo Kericho duo of Michael Madoya and Nicholas Kipkirui join Gor Mahia's Meddie Kagere at the seven-goal mark. Masoud Juma (Sharks), Shami Kibwan (Thika), Amos Asembeka (SoNy) and Dennis Mukaisi (Posta) all have six goals.
Top scorer's list
11 Goals- Stephen Waruru (Ulinzi Stars)
10 Goals- Kepha Aswani (Nakumatt)
9 Goals- Umaru Kasumba (Sofapaka), Jacques Tuyisenge (Gor Mahia), Crispin Oduor (Mathare United)
8 Goals- Ezekiel Okare (Sofapaka)
7 Goals- Michael Madoya (Zoo Kericho), Nicholas Kipkirui (Zoo Kericho), Meddie Kagere (Gor Mahia)
6 Goals- Dennis Mukaisi (Posta Rangers), Shami Kibwana (Thika United), Masoud Juma (Kariobangi Sharks), Amos Asembeka (SoNy Sugar)