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Tusker host AFC Leopards in top of table affair

FOOTBALL By Washington Onyango | July 17th 2021
AFC Leopards Goalkeeper John Oyemba and Clyde Senaji (left) are challenged by Michael Madoya and Christopher Oruchum of Tusker FC during their first match, round 1 of KPL League at Kasarani Stadium. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

Tusker will host AFC Leopards in the top of the table Football Kenya Federation Premier League match to be played at Thika Stadium (today) on Friday.

The brewers are currently leading the race for the 2021 title as they are top of the standings with 51 points, eight points behind third-place Leopards who have a game in hand.

Ingwe will be heading into the match with an upper hand after already defeating the leaders twice this season in the head to head stats.

Ingwe clawed Tusker 2-1 in the first leg of the league last year before edging out Tusker 1-0 in the FKF Cup quarter-finals played earlier last month.

Additionally, Tusker will be heading into the match without their top scorer Henry Meja (11 goals) and Boniface Muchiri who are with Kenya Under-23 at the Cecafa Championship in Ethiopia.

The 2011 champions will also miss the services of captain Hashim Sempala with suspension, injured inform Kevin Okoth, Christopher Oruchum and Luke Namanda.

AFC Leopards clash with table leaders Tusker in a key

On Thursday, relegation worries for basement club Mathare United increased as they lost 1-0 to Bidco United at Thika Stadium.

Eric Gichimu scored the lone goal, heading home David Orem’s corner kick in the 43rd minute. This was Mathare United’s 16th loss of the season.

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