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Soccer league takes Easter recess

16 April 2014, 10:32

Nairobi - The Kenyan Premier League (KPL) will be inactive this weekend due to Easter holiday.

It will however resume with a midweek match between Tusker Football Club and Chemelil Sugar in a do-or-die encounter.

The crucial league match barely comes a week Tusker suffered a humiliating 4-2 defeat at the hands of Sofapaka, the only Premiership side this season to beat Tusker in the Kenyan Premier League.

Tusker, who are aiming to wrestle the league championship from defending champions Gor Mahia, will again be called to pin their hopes on skilful and industrious midfielders Jesse Were, Clifford Alwanga and sharp shooting forward Lloyd Wahome to rekindle their winning hopes.

In another premiership encounter expected to produce fireworks, Mathare United will be hosting former champions AFC Leopards in a match expected to go either way.

Leopards, who have not been playing well will hope for a turnaround in this crucial assignment.

Last week AFC Leopards suspended their coach James Nandwa citing poor form.

Elsewhere, defending champions Gor, who rediscovered their winning formula after beating Ulinzi Stars 2-1 at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru, will host Muhoroni Youth.

Gor head coach, Bobby Williamson, whose side were sixth before the victory against Stars, expressed happiness when the three vital points saw the defending champions jump three places up the ladder.

“We (Gor Mahia) are heading in the right direction and if we can continue with the same tempo, then we have a very good chances in the league but it is important we remain consistent in every game,” Williamson said.

In other matches, Thika United host on -fire Sofapaka, while City Stars entertain Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) with Bandari hosting Ulinzi Stars. Western Stima will host Sony Sugar while the battle of relegation teams will see Top Fry Nakuru entertain KCB.

 - CAJ News

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