NAIROBI, Kenya, April 17 – Sofapaka will be keen to bounce back from their first loss of the season when they host Red Berets at Coca Cola Stadium on Saturday.
Robert Matano’s side lost 1-0 to Bandari last week which knocked them off the top of the Kenya Premier League (KPL) standings and slide to third place.
Berets will also be out to prove a point after losing by the same score line last week to Western Stima at Bukhungu Stadium.
Stima lock horns with defending champions Mathare United at the Coca Cola Stadium to be televised live on Supersport on Sunday
The team from Western province who are enjoying their second consecutive season in top flight football have forged a reputation for being the most technically gifted team in the league, a trait which has taken them to the top of the league.
Fred Serenge’s team have won the most matches (5) and hope to continue that impressive form against United who are currently languishing in tenth place on the standings.
Thika United who are second in the standings play a resurgent Tusker FC in the other live game at the same venue.
With a line up that includes last week’s scorer Frederick Ojwang, Joackins Atudo and Augustine Etemesi, the Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) club champions should have enough firepower to overcome the most solid defence in the league.
AFC Leopards who drew one all at home to Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) at home last week are still chasing their first win of the season with a tough away encounter at Awendo where they meet last year’s KPL runners up Sony Sugar.
Interim Leopards coach Edward Manoah has yet to find a solution to his team’s leaking defence which has conceded 12 goals, further compounding their precarious position at the bottom of the table.
Sony who sre seventh in the standings came out of a tough encounter with Ulinzi Stars with a point and are surely relishing an easy three points with a win over the struggling ‘Ingwe’.
In other matches on Saturday, KCB play the beleagured Gor Mahia, Nairobi City Stars play Ulinzi at Hope Centre in Kawangware and Bandari travel to Naivasha to play Sher Karuturi.