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
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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