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GOtv Shield kicks off as league takes break

25 April 2014, 10:29

Nairobi - The Kenyan Premier League (KPL) takes a recess this weekend for the return of the GOtv Shield.


The lucrative tournament, which sees teams from the premier league, Division One and Provincial leagues battle for the cup honours starts on Saturday across the entire country.


While other teams would battle out for qualification into the GOtv Shield champions, the country's top two clubs, AFC Leopards and Gor Mahia received the exemption from preliminary rounds of competition.


The tournament, which is sponsored by SuperSport East Africa, would see winners from the weekend fixtures join their counterparts in the Super League (24) and KPL (14) in the second round of draw.


On the other hand, winners of the tournament will walk away Sh2 million richer before getting the opportunity to represent the country at the CAF Confederations Cup next year.


The losing finalists will bank home Sh1 million while the first semifinalist would walk away with Sh750 000.


Meanwhile, the league resumes the following weekend with log leaders Gor Mahia travelling to stubborn Sony Sugar in what promises to be a thriller.


Other teams lined-up for the premiership matches scheduled for next week on Saturday comprise Chemelil Sugar hosting Thika United with off-form AFC Leopards hosting third placed Tusker in another match expected to go either way.


In the bottom of the log table, Ulinzi Stars will entertain KCB on Saturday, while on Sunday, KRA will host Mathare United, Muhoroni Youth clashing with Bandari, rejuvenated Sofapaka taking on Western Stima with City Stars hosting the bottom of the log Top Fry Nakuru.

- CAJ News

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