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Mathare smell third place

NAIROBI, Kenya, August 14- Mathare United could move into third place of the Kenya Premier League (KPL) standings with victory over the current occupants of that position Thika United on Saturday.GOR_AFC_It has been a tough week for the defending champions after several of their players were injured in a road accident last Friday while on their way to Muhoroni to play Agro Chemicals.

Both teams head into this fixture on the back of victories in their last respective matches and the encounter at Kasarani Stadium promises to be a goal fest.

AFC Leopards will be out to prove that last week’s 1-0 victory over arch rivals Gor Mahia was not a flash in the pan when they play Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) at City Stadium.

Victory over K’ogalo will no doubt have buoyed Nick Yakhama’s side who for now have dug themselves out of a hole and are currently perched in 14th place ahead of Agro and Bandari FC.

Agro’s troubles seem set to continue when they host league leaders Tusker.

Last season’s third place team has found the going tough this time around with only four victories in 19 matches this season.

The brewers are also a wounded team having lost to Sher Karuturi last weekend in a pulsating encounter where they let several chances go begging.

James Nandwa has one of the best forged team in the league with players like Joseph Emeka, captain Jerry Santos and Joseph Njuguna capable of turning the game with the flick of a switch.

Sofapaka welcome strugglers Bandari to Kasarani hoping for a win against the coast side and that Tusker falter on the same day in order to reclaim top spot.

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On Sunday, Red Berets host Western Stima, Sher Karuturi play Western Stima and Nairobi City Stars lock horns with Gor Mahia.

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