KPL Review:Ulinzi Stars March On

Ulinzi Stars consolidated their position at the top of Kenya’s premeier league table, sweeping away Posta Rangers 3-0. The erstwhile surprise package of this season’s campaign were swept away by an army unit looking to wi n their first league title since 2000? Ulinzi Stars (38 points) have been the form side of the second half of the season and now lie 2 points ahead of, 2007 champions, Tusker FC. Defending champions, Sofapaka (35 points) are now third. A brace from the evergreen John Baraza enough to keep them ahead of Mathare United and Gor Mahia (both on 31 points ) in 4th and 5th place respectively.
At the bottom end pf the table, Mahakama, down and out at the start of the second leg, have suddenly got their act together. From wallowing 6 points adrift at the bootom aof the table, they now lie 14th, outside the relagation zone on goal difference. Their revival, which oddly mimicks one by AFC leopards last season has made the relagation dogfight alot more interesting. Red Berets, Chemeli Sugar and even the once mighty Sony Sugar now involved.
The big match pof the weekend was Gor Mahia’s match with Mathare United. With both teams lacking in fire power from trhe absence of u20 stars, the match eneded in a 1-1 draw. The result leaves bot teams further adrift of the leading pack with the league just coming to a bloi with 10 games left. Gor Mahia on the one hand are in the middle of their most promising league campaign in years and with the youth of the team they put out week in week out, all sign apoint to a renneissance for Kenya’s biggest football club. Mathare United on the other hand have yet to really take off . without rediscovering the avility to close out victories their efforts to regain the KPL title may simply fade away

Kpl results 14-15/8/10 (as listed on the official KPL Website)
Gor Mahia 1 Mathare United 1
Thika United 0 AFC leopards 0
Western Stima 0 Red Berets 0
Tusker FC 1 Karuturi Sports 0
Ulinzi Stars 3 Posta Rangers 0
Sony Sugar 1 Chemelil Sugar 0
Nairobi City Stars 0 Mahakama 2
Sofapaka 2 KCB 0

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