FKF Premier League round 16 Team of the Week

Wednesday, December 27th, 2023 11:00 | By
Gor Mahia vs Ulinzi Stars at Lang'ata Sports Complex during FKF Premier League action. PHOTO/(@OfficialGMFC)/Gor Mahia/Twitter
Gor Mahia vs Ulinzi Stars at Lang'ata Sports Complex during FKF Premier League action. PHOTO/Gor Mahia(@OfficialGMFC)

The FKF Premier League team of the week has been announced following the round of 16 matches played just before the Christmas break.

Kariobangi Sharks' goalkeeper, Sepstiands Wekesa, has been selected as the best keeper of week 16.

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This comes after he secured a clean sheet for the team and provided an assist for one of their goals in the 3-0 victory over FC Talanta.

Bidco United in a past FKF Premier League match. PHOTO/Bidco United/Facebook
Bidco United in a past FKF Premier League match. PHOTO/Bidco United/Facebook

In the back four, the team includes Wycliffe Omondi as the full-back. The Nairobi City Stars player played a crucial role in helping his side secure maximum points against Kakamega Homeboyz at Bukhungu, scoring the lone goal of the match.

Collins Odhiambo, after aiding Tusker FC in keeping their fourth clean sheet in the last five matches, makes it to the dream team. He is joined by Nzoia Sugar's Nasoor Shikokoti, who helped his team secure maximum points against KCB Football Club, and Posta Rangers' Dinken Mwema.

Posta Rangers' Brian Musa and Keith Imbali, who scored in Kariobangi Sharks' victory, are joined by Fabian Adikiny, who secured a late winner for Tusker FC against Kenya Police.

Gor Mahia's Austine Odhiambo, the difference-maker against Bandari, Nzoia's Barisa Mohammed, and Dennis Kweyu from Murang'a Seal, complete the first 11.

Meanwhile, Gor Mahia striker Benson Omalla has maintained his position as the top scorers' list in the FKF Premier League after 16 rounds of the campaign.

Despite not scoring in the last three league matches, Omalla remains in contention for the Golden Boot, keeping his hopes alive for securing the award this season. In the previous season, he finished in second place behind Elvis Rupia, who was then with Kenya Police, with Rupia amassing 27 goals and Omalla scoring 26.

Currently, four players are tied with six goals each in the league: Francis Kahiro from KCB Football Club, Boniface Muchiri from Ulinzi Stars, Moses Shumah from Kakamega Homeboyz, and Vincent Owino from Nairobi City Stars.

Players with five goals each include Derrick Nsibambi from Bandari, Brian Yakhama from AFC Leopards, Awita Batts from Murang'a Seal, and Geoffrey Onyango from Kariobangi Sharks.

In the Golden Glove race, Gor Mahia goalkeeper Kevin Omondi has showcased an outstanding performance in the first half of the FKF Premier League campaign, positioning himself as a leading contender for the Golden Glove award.

Omondi has secured an impressive 10 clean sheets in the initial 16 matches of the season, establishing himself as the primary choice goalkeeper for coach Johnathan Mckinstry.

A notable achievement in Omondi's performance was his remarkable seven consecutive clean sheets between October 7 and November 26.

During this period, he successfully kept opposing teams like AFC Leopards, Tusker, Bidco United, Shabana, Kenya Police, Murang'a Seal, and Muhoroni Youth from scoring. In the final two matches before the break, Omondi added two more clean sheets to his tally as Gor Mahia emerged victorious against FC Talanta and Bandari.

Omondi's defensive capabilities are evident in the limited number of goals conceded, with only six teams managing to breach his defences. Nzoia Sugar are the only side to score more than one goal against Omondi this season, with a total of seven goals conceded in the 16 matches played.

Posta Rangers vs Bandari in FKF PL action. PHOTO/(@Officialfkfpl)/X
Posta Rangers vs Bandari in FKF Premier League action. PHOTO/Official FKF PL/X

Brian Bwire of Tusker FC is closely behind Omondi, with eight clean sheets after 16 matches, making the race for the Golden Glove highly competitive. Goalkeepers with seven clean sheets include John Njau of Posta Rangers, John Ochuka of Bandari, and John Otieno of Bidco United.

Boniphas Munyasa of Murang'a Seal and Patrick Matasi of Kenya Police have achieved six clean sheets each in 16 matches.

FKF Premier League team of the week

Sepstiands Wekesa, Wycliffe Omondi, Dinken Mwema, Nasoor Shikokoti, Collins Odhiambo, Keith Imbali, Brian Musa, Fabian Adikiny, Austine Odhiambo, Barisa Mohammed, Dennis Kweyu

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