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Tusker to kick-off title defense against AFC Leopards in FKF-PL season opener

FOOTBALL By Washington Onyango | September 17th 2021
AFC Leopards' Isaac Kipyegon (left) and Jackson Macharia of Tusker vie for the ball during FkF Premier League match at Thika Stadium on Friday, July 16, 2021. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

FKF Premier League reigning champions Tusker will kick off their title defense campaign with a crucial match against AFC Leopards in the 2021-2022 topflight fixtures released by the federation on Friday.

According to the fixtures, the season will kick off next week on Saturday, September 25 with another top match featuring record Kenyan champions Gor Mahia and last season runners up KCB.

However, before the league kicks off, local league champions Tusker and FKF Cup holders Gor Mahia will clash on Wednesday in the traditional Super Cup curtain-raiser.

National Super League champions FC Talanta and runners-up Vihiga Bullets will join other 15 teams in the topflight league after earning automatic promotion slots. 

Talanta will mark their return to the top league with a match against Wazito FC as Vihiga Bullets entertain Bidco United.

The last team to join and complete the 18-team league will be known on Sunday Vihiga United and Kenya Police FC set to clash in the second leg of the promotion play-off having played out to a 1-1 draw last weekend.

The new FKF-PL season will kick off without a title sponsor after the exit of Nigerian gaming firm BetKing. 

According to the new fixtures, Bandari will host Mathare, Posta Rangers entertain Kariobangi Sharks and Sofapaka play Nairobi City Stars.

2021-2022 FKF-PL Fixtures

Opening weekend, Saturday, September 25

Posta Rangers v Kariobangi Sharks, Thika Stadium

Gor Mahia v KCB, MISC Kasarani 1pm

Vihiga Bullets v Bidco United, Bukhungu Stadium 

Bandari v Mathare United, Mbaraki Stadium

Talanta v Wazito, MISC Kasarani

Sofapaka v Nairobi City Stars, Nyayo National Stadium

Sunday, September 26

AFC Leopards v Tusker Nyayo National Stadium, 1 pm 

Ulinzi v Nzoia Sugar ASK Grounds, Nakuru 

Kakamega Homeboyz v Vihiga United/Police FC, Bukhungu

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