Gor Mahia seek to fend off turbo charged Tusker as FKF Premier League resumes for title run in


Gor Mahia seek to fend off turbo charged Tusker as FKF Premier League resumes for title run in

Festus Chuma 10:43 - 03.04.2024

FKF Premier League matches resume on Saturday after almost a four-week break, featuring key matches with table leaders K'Ogalo looking to extend their seven-point lead.

Football Kenya Federation Premier League action is set to captivate fans once again this weekend following an almost month-long hiatus. 

The pause, orchestrated to accommodate the FIFA international window in March, was a bustling period as Harambee Stars and its junior counterpart, Rising Stars, participated in the Four-Nations tournament in Malawi.

The senior squad clinched victory against Zimbabwe in a gripping final in Lilongwe while the Rising Stars faced a setback against the host nation.

As the local league springs back to life, Saturday's lineup promises a slew of electrifying matches. 

The early kick-off will see Kariobangi Sharks clash with Tusker at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos, a match anticipated to set the tempo for the weekend.

On the other end, the struggle continues for Shabana, recently ousted from the FKF Cup by AFC Leopards, as they prepare to welcome Posta Rangers at the Raila Odinga Stadium in Homa Bay. 

Meanwhile, Bandari's voyage to the capital to face Ulinzi Stars at the Ulinzi Sports Complex in Lang'ata and the Gor Mahia versus Kakamega Homeboyz match in Machakos are poised to draw significant attention, highlighting the intense competition at both ends of the table.

Gor Mahia, leading the pack, is eager to widen their seven-point gap atop the league, facing a Homeboyz team that, despite stumbling to the seventh position after a promising start, remains a formidable contender. 

Sunday's fixtures are no less compelling, with an early showdown between Bidco United and KCB at Kenyatta Stadium. 

The day also features Murang'a Seal taking on Nzoia Sugar, a crucial battle for the latter in their fight against relegation. 

Muhoroni Youth’s engagement with Nairobi City Stars and the AFC Leopards against Sofapaka match at Nyayo Stadium further adds to the weekend's football feast.

The day will conclude with Kenya Police facing FC Talanta in what promises to be a gripping end to the weekend's fixtures.

The spotlight, while firmly on the teams at the pinnacle, equally illuminates the desperate scramble at the league's lower echelons. 

Teams like Tusker seek to maintain their chase of the league leaders, Gor Mahia, whereas Bandari eyes an opportunity to leapfrog Tusker with a win, should the latter stumble.

On the other side of the spectrum, Muhoroni Youth teeters above the relegation zone, their season marked by a mix of wins, draws, and losses, showcasing the thin line between survival and descent in this fiercely competitive league.

Shabana’s struggle exemplifies the harsh realities of top-flight football, with the team finding it challenging to replicate their National Super League form. 

At the bottom, Nzoia Sugar's plight is a stark reminder of how fortunes can change, underscoring the relentless nature of the league's relegation battle.

FKF Premier League week 25 fixtures


Kariobangi Sharks v Tusker (Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos)

Shabana v Posta Rangers (Raila Odinga Satdium)

Ulinzi Stars v Bandari (Ulinzi Sports Complex)

Gor Mahia v Kakamega Homeboyz (Kenyatta Stadium,Machakos)


Bidco v KCB (Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos)

Murang'a Seal v Nzoia Sugar (SportPesa Arena)

Muhoroni Youth v Nairobi City Stars(Muhoroni Stadium)

AFC Leopards v Sofapaka ( Nyayo Stadium)

FC Talanta v Police FC (Machakos Stadium) 

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