Maseno and Moi University lead race to championship qualifiers as Kitale and Pirates fight relegation battle
SEE ALSO :Fourth year student killed in bar brawlIn the Rift Valley conference, Moi University will face Kabarak University in another epic semi as Nandi and Eldoret highlight the second semifinal. Nairobi Region will see Stingers face Shamas as Northern Suburbs tackle Swara in a bid to make the qualifiers. At the coast, Malindi RFC and Spartans will highlight the first semifinal match as SC Buccaneers and Technical University of Mombasa tackle each other in the second. Finally, Central Kenya’s Kiambu RFC will have to go through university students JKUAT as Embu and Chuka square it out in another semi match. Top two teams each from Western, Nairobi and Rift Valley will qualify for the 2019-2020 championship qualifiers alongside winners of the coastal and central region playoffs. Elsewhere, the 2018-19 KRU Championship relegation battle is set to go down to the wire with three teams facing a threat of being relegated to the nationwide league. Kitale and South Coast Pirates are in danger of joining Ngong RFC who has already been relegated with two games to go.
SEE ALSO :Two arrested over killing of studentNgong are bottom of the table with 15 points, trailing Kitale and Pirates with four points and cannot survive with ninth-placed Egerton Wasps ahead with 26 points. However, Kitale and Pirates can still make it if they both win their remaining two matches and Wasps loses both. Kitale head coach Ben Amboko said they still believe they can survive the axe. “We still have two games to make it happen. The team’s main objective is to survive the relegation threat and play in the championship next season.