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Friday, March 7, 2014

KPL Week Four Preview: Under Pressure Ulinzi Play Nairobi City Stars, Sofapaka, Chemelil Fight for Top Spot

Two games will be aired Live on television this weekend as the Kenya Premier League enters its fourth week this weekend.

The two Live feeds will come from the 4000-capacity Ruaraka Stadium which will host double header matches starting with the early kick off clash between 2012 Champions Tusker against Bandari. Promoted side KRA will then entertain second from bottom Muhoroni Youth who are still looking for their first point of the new season. Both matches will be played on Saturday.

Other matches on the day will see Mathare United host KCB with the former looking to build on their 1-0 win over Bandari last weekend while the Bankers coach Abdallah Juma still in pursuit for his team’s first three points of the season.

Ulinzi Stars coach Salim Ali must be feeling the heat in spite of not having lost a match this season. The Soldiers have drawn all their three matches this, a run of results good enough for 11th position where they find themselves. They will be gunning for their win of the season when they host Robinson Ofuokwo’s Nairobi City Stars who were held 1-1 by KCB last weekend.

With Sony Sugar and Gor Mahia not in action this weekend, second-placed Sofapaka and Western Stima who are fourth on the log both have a chance to move to the summit of the league when they tackle Chemelil and Nakuru AllStars respectively. Both teams got back to winning ways last weekend with Sam Timbe’s Sofapaka mauling Nakuru AllStars 3-0 while Western Stima collected a 2-1 success over Thika United with their new coach Henry Omino watching from the stands.

A win for Sofapaka will put them on the summit at least until Sony get back to action while a defeat could as well see the Sugar men from Chemelil move to the top.

Nakuru All Stars sacked coach Oliver Page after their poor start to the season which has seen them lose all their three matches conceding 7 goals and not finding the back of the net even once. Assistant coach Peter Okidi will take charge of the team on temporary terms.

A total of 41 goals have been scored since the beginning of the season with Sofapaka leading the scoring chats with 8 goals while Nakuru AllStars have conceded the most (7). The only defenses yet to be breached thus far are those for table topping Sony Sugar and defending champions Gor Mahia. The two are yet to concede any goal.

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