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SPS8PL Marks Round 23 with 7matches to be Played this Weekend

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SPS8Fans will be treated to a pure grass root football action as the SportPesa Super 8 Premier League marks round 23 with seven matches of the inaugural competition this coming weekend at different venues.

Only one match will be played on Saturday 30 July as six of the remaining matches will kick-off the following day.

 MELTA KABIRIA FC VS JERICHO ALL STARS (3PM)

League commanding boys Jericho All Stars will be out to cement their place at the helm of the league table standings when they travel to seventh-placed Melta Kabiria’s home ground at Kawangware BP grounds on Saturday.

Thomas Okongo’s Jericho went three points clear of Kayole Asubuhi with 46 points after emerging with a 3-2 victory over Diguna FC last weekend. The East conference team will be looking for nothing less than the three points as the title is now on sight with less than eight matches remaining.

At the same time, newly improved Melta Kabiria who have won two of their previous matches are confident of stopping the East conference bigwigs especially after being punished 4-1 in the away fixture.

Shadrack Ateka’s Melta beat Kawangware 2-1 at the weekend and before that they trounced Baba Dogo 3-1 and currently they sit 7th with 33 points.

SUNDAY MATCHES

 SHAURI MOYO BLUE STARS VS KIAMAIKO CITY (3PM)

After picking a single point in their previous encounter against Baba Dogo United in a one all draw, third-placed Shauri Moyo Blue Stars will be hungry for the maximum points when they take on Kiamaiko City at Nyayo National Stadium.

Blue Stars who are led by Ken Odera, are currently doing well in the competition having raked up 40 points so far. They are enjoying a three match unbeaten streak heading into this weekend’s fixture in which they are pre-match favorites. They shall be playing the citizens who found the going tough after settling for a barren draw with Kabete United last Saturday leaving them 12th with 27 points.

 METRO SPORTS VS KAWANGWARE UNITED (3PM)

In another match, all eyes will be fixed on the current leading scorer and Kawangware United’s player-coach Francis Thairu who is expected to lead his charges against fifth-placed Metro Sports at Drive-Inn grounds.

Thairu is leading the charts with 18 goals under his belt in the competition. However, the towering forward has faltered when it mattered most with a recent 2-1 defeat to arch rivals Melta Kabiria in the Dagoretti derby that marked his third match without hitting the mark.

Kawangware who sit 13th with 26 points will hope that their main man, Thairu will break the jinx and return to his scoring spirit to lift them against the Sportsmen who are ranked 5th with 37 points.

But Metro seeks to register a double over the visitors whom they overpowered 1-0 when they clash in the first leg.

 

SHAMAKO BABES VS MASA (1PM)

For a double header treat at Kabete grounds, basement side Shamako Babes entertains MASA for the opening match where the home team are desperate for a win in the competition.

After being handed the three points and two goals last week following a walk-over handed by Kayole Youth who exited the league earlier on, West conference side Shamako who are facing relegation at the bottom of the chart with 8 points have a mountain to climb against MASA.

The Makongeni side demolished Shamako 5-2 in the reverse fixture and will be seeking for complete record against the minnows for a chance to close in on the top five as they sit 8th with 32 points.

 KABETE UNITED VS KAYOLE ASUBUHI (3PM)

In another match at the same venue, Kabete United takes on a plucky Kayole Asubuhi in what is anticipated to be an entertaining match.

Visiting Asubuhi are playing catch up with leaders Jericho where they are trailing 3 points on second position in the 16-team chart with 43 points. A win will be helpful for the East conference team especially with less than seven rounds to go.

However, Kabete who are placed 9th with 31 points will be looking to put behind their first leg 3-1 thumping by the Kayole outfit and bag the three points.

 

DIGUNA FC VS BABA DOGO UNITED (3PM)

At Nakeel grounds, Diguna FC will face off with East conference Baba Dogo United aiming to overturn their 2-1 defeat by the visitors in the opening leg.

Diguna are placed 11th with 29 points and a desperate for a win as they are looking to join the top ten slots while Baba are slumping at 14th with 18 points.

 

 

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