Kenyan Premier League (KPL) resumes today after three weeks break with 12 teams in action.
A couple of fixtures stand out. Champions Tusker play Oserian tomorrow at the refurbished Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani in a tie that will have all the other top managers following with bated breath.
The brewers, who are also the defending champions, are second in the standings and a win will boost their title defence campaign.
Tusker players Joseph Shikokoti (left), Keneth
Wendo and Brian Mandela celebrate a goal.
The first leg turned out fairly for Tusker and they must maintain or aspire to do better as they seek to become the first team to retain the KPL title.
The departure of midfielder Paul Were to AFC Leopards was a big blow to the brewers and it remains to be seen how they will cope without him. Tusker has since signed Joshua Oyoo as Were’s replacement.
Without Were, strikers, Joseph Emeka, Fredrick Onyango and Joseph Mbugi must find their scoring instinct early and it must start tomorrow.
From now on every match counts for Oserian who are at the bottom of the log after struggling during the first leg and it is unfortunate that they have to start with Tusker.
Victory over Tusker will give them the motivation to do better in their remaining matches and hopefully survive relegation.
The match between Western Stima and Gor Mahia at Mumias Complex this afternoon is the other interesting fixture.
Last season Gor won at the same venue. Stima held Gor in their first leg match played at City Stadium meaning both team have plenty to prove today.