City Stars host Kariobangi Sharks as Police face Sofapaka

Saturday, December 4th, 2021 03:00 | By
Bill Oporia of Posta Rangers (left) controls the ball under pressure from Herit Atariza of Nairobi City Stars during their FKF-PL match played at Kasarani Stadium at the weekend. Rangers yesterday drew 1-1 against Zoo FC. Photo/PD/RODGERS NDEGWA

Ruaraka Stadium will on Saturday play host to a cracker of a match as second placed Kariobangi Sharks and third placed Nairobi City Stars clash in a Premiership round seven duel as murmurs continue over the drama that has hit football circles in recent weeks.

The pair are tied on 13 points albeit Sharks with a three goal difference. However Sharks have a deadly goal force with 14 gaols scored in six matches with the trio attack of Sydney Lokale, Eric Mmata and Felix Oluoch pulling waves just before the league took a break.

Oluoch is the current top goalscorer with six goals to his name in his maiden season for the Sharks.

City Stars will have the trio of Nicholas Kipkirui, Ebrimmah Saneh and Davis Agesa as the men to hunt for goals in a match expected to be full of fireworks if at all it is played. City Stars CEO Patrick Korir is opposed to the new team running football in the country and as such it will be interesting to see what transpires.

Meanwhile nearby, there will be a double header at the Kasarani Complex on Saturday afternoon with two matches being played meters apart as fourth placed Ulinzi Stars and Wazito playing at the Kasarani Annex.

Metres away, Mathare United face off with newcomers FC Talanta at the main Kasarani Stadium.

Wazito have faced pain and horror with no win in six matches as the moneybags wallow in 17th in the standings with only two points.

The break might have given on the spot by tactician Francis Kimanzi as he aims to get back to the groove with his team. The soldiers on their part drew their last match 2-2 with FC Talanta and are now sixth on the log with 12 points.

In other matches, strugglers AFC Leopards who for the first time in their history lost four matches in a row face off with Bidco United at Thika Stadium this afternoon.

Belgian Coach Patrick Aussems for the Big Cats has had a break to assess his newly assembled team and is expected to take on the Championship with more positivity.

Just before the window was closed in October, Aussems brought in experience in the frame of former Wazito custodian Levis Opiyo, former Gor Mahia centre back Joachim Oluoch and unattached Nigerian import Kingsley Fananmi.

Bidco have always been a thorn in the flesh of Ingwe and it is expected once again,Anthony Akhulia’s men will be up to create problems.

Seventh placed KCB Football Club face off with bottom side Vihiga Bullets FC at the Utalii Grounds. Both sides have had problems but nothing is worse than the newbies who have lost five matches and only one tie.

Zedekiah Otieno’s bankers on the other hand will be looking up to continued push up the log after finishing runners-up last season.

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