D-day for FKF Premier League as Tusker, KCB Chase Golden Trophy

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This season’s FKF Kenya Premier League ends today Sunday with eight matches scheduled to take place.

All the matches except the one pitting Kariobangi Sharks and Sofapaka will start at 3 PM. The former will start at 12 noon.

The two deciding fixtures will see leaders Tusker host Bidco United as second placed KCB visit Nairobi City Stars.

KCB will need to win by at least a six goal margin and hope that Tusker lose their match in order to overturn the tables. Tusker enjoy a 3-point and 7-goal advantage over the Bankers.

Tusker were handed the mandate to represent Kenya in the CAF Champions League on June 30th by virtue of topping the league that was delayed due to Covid-19 pandemic.

Western Stima have already kissed the league bye having managed only 22 points from 31 matches.

Vihiga United have completed their fixtures garnering 26 points which will enable them play in a promotion playoff finals with a National Super League side to fill the 18th slot in the Premier League.

Sunday fixtures

AFC Leopards v Kakamega Homeboyz

Bandari v Wazito

Gor Mahia v Nzoia Sugar

Kariobangi Sharks v Sofapaka

Nairobi City Stars v KCB

Tusker v Bidco United

Ulinzi Stars v Posta Rangers

Western Stima v Mathare United

Table Standings

1 Tusker 62 points

2 KCB 59 points

3 Bandari 50 points

4 AFC Leopards 48 points

5 Kariobangi Sharks 47 points

6 Nairobi City Stars 45 points

7 Gor Mahia 45 points

8 Wazito 45 pints

9 Bidco United 44 points

10 Kariobangi Sharks 43 points

11 Ulinzi Stars 41 points

12 Sofapaka 37 points

13 Posta Rangers 36 points

14 Nzoia Sugar 30 points

15 Mathare United 27 points

16 Vihiga United 26 points

17 Western Stima 22 points

The prize for league winners is Kshs 5M and another 5M to be shared among the other teams participating.

The winners will be the first to lift the revamped FKF PL trophy that costed the organizers close to 5.5M.

It is made of pure gold and stands at 80cm and weighs 11kgs.

FKF Trophy

During the unveiling of the trophy end of July this year, Football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwendwa lauded the organizers for coming up with such a trophy which he said it depicts our Kenyan culture.

He said, “This trophy is symbolic that we want to be number one. It is one of the most unique in the world.”

However, a section of football fans have critized Mwendwa for the design and cost of the trophy that was assembled in the United Arab Emirates.

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