WEEK 16-After a three week mid-season break, the ‘second leg of the ‘Wakilisha Mtaa Yako’ campaign spearheaded by the SportPesa Super 8 League kicks-off this coming weekend with several enticing matches lined-up at various locations within Nairobi county.
The short break allowed teams participating in both the SportPesa Super 8 Premier and Division One leagues to sharpen their blunt attacking force as well as tighten the screw on their defense by signing new players in intense preparations for the reverse fixture of the inaugural competition which promises to be full of fireworks.
TUK VS KIAMAIKO CITY
Technical University of Kenya (TUK) will hope to continue with their SportPesa Super 8 Premier League title charge on a sound note when they welcome second-from- the-bottom, Kiamaiko City in a lunch time kick-off on Saturday 11th June at Camp Toyoyo in Jericho Estate.
In the reverse fixture, the students had a stroll in the park, whipping Kiamaiko 3-1 at their backyard in Huruma and the home side will go into the match as favorites.
Ahead of the break, the Citizens were struggling with 14 points and it is unclear whether they will overcome this tough test before them.
SHAURI MOYO BLUE STARS VS KIAMBIU YOUTH
Shauri Moyo Blue Stars takes on Kiambiu Youth in a match that completes the double header at Camp Toyoyo from 3pm.
Kiambiu overpowered their hosts by a narrow 2-1 victory and this time the Ken Odera charges will hope to use home advantage to floor their noisy neighbors who are 9th placed with 19 points.
Blue Stars have emerged as title contenders and head in the match as bookmaker’s favorites as they are ranked 3rd with 30 points, two shy of leaders, Jericho All Stars.
BABA DOGO UNITED VS SHAMAKO BABES
Bottom-placed Shamako Babes have a herculean task of turning the tide on their miserable start of the league as the competition enters the second leg and will hope to use Baba Dogo United as a warm up to make a turn around.
The two sides face off at Baba Dogo grounds from 3pm.
Baba Dogo are keeping Shamako company in the relegation zone at position 14 with 14 points and the visitors will aim to atone giving away easily three points to their host in the first encounter courtesy of a walk-over after failing to honor the tie.
Shamako have managed 5 points after more than a dozen matches in the competition.
AJAX VS JERICHO ALL STARS
League toppers, Jericho All Stars aim at continuing with the hot pursue of the league crown with a tricky outing against a resilient Ajax Fc on Sunday 12 June at Nakeel grounds.
Ajax put a spirited fight when the two met at Camp Toyoyo to hold All Stars to a 1-1 stalemate and this time Ajax will be keen to down the Thomas Okong’o’s men at home.
Jericho lead the table with 32 points while Ajax are 7th placed with 23 points.
METRO SPORTS VS KAYOLE ASUBUHI
In another mouth-watering tie, Ezekiel Akwana’s Metro Sports will host second-placed Kayole Asubuhi at Drive Inn grounds from 3pm.
Kayole Asubuhi are second on the log with 32 points and will start as favorites against their East conference counterparts who are keen to leap back to their winning ways.
Metro are two places below the visitors on the table with 27 points.
MASA VS DIGUNA FC
MASA will then square it out with visiting Diguna Fc at Makongeni from 3pm.
Sterling Yuaya scored a beauty of a goal at home as Diguna silenced Masa when the two sides met in the first leg and the East conference team has to overcome the lone strike deficit at home.
Diguna are sitting at position 6 on the log with 24 points, two places above MASA who have 19 points.
MELTA KABIRIA VS KAYOLE YOUTH
Kayole Youth will be away to Melta Kabiria at MYSA grounds from 4pm.
The Kayole outfit are currently 13 placed with 14 points and it is expected to be a thrilling tie as Melta are four points above on the table with 18 points.