Gor Mahia face Nzoia Sugar as FKF Premier League second leg kicks off

Muyonga Khavuchi (L) of Gor Mahia FC contest for ball with Bonface Kweyu of Nzoia Sugar FC during their FKF-Premier League match at Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi on November 19, 2022. Gor Mahia FC won 1-0. [Stafford Ondego, Standard]

Record Kenyan champions Gor Mahia will be hoping to maintain their lead when they travel to play second placed Nzoia Sugar in a top of the table clash at Sudi Stadium as the second leg of the 2022/23 Football Kenya Federation Premier League kicks off on Wednesday.

The league resumes after a one-week break when the 2023 FKF Cup got underway last weekend.

K’Ogalo who are top of the 18-team log on 37 points head to Bungoma on the back of a shock 2-1 loss to Mathare United, which was their second defeat of the season.

The 19 time champions have an uphill task against the Sugar millers who are unbeaten at their Sudi Stadium base this season.

A win for Nzoia will reduce Gor Mahia's lead at the top to one point. Last year, K'Ogalo beat Nzoia Sugar 1-0 in the first leg at Nyayo National Stadium on November 19.

In the past five meetings, the Sugar millers have two wins, Gor have recorded one victory, while two matches have ended in draws.

Defending champions Tusker welcome Bandari at Ruaraka grounds, while third-placed KCB face FC Talanta respectively. Twelve-time champions AFC Leopards host second-from-bottom Wazito at Nyayo Stadium.

Ulinzi Stars will play Kakamega Homeboyz as Kenya Police entertain Sharks.

Wednesday’s FKF Premier League fixtures

Sofapaka v Mathare United (Kasarani 1pm)

Nzoia Sugar v Gor Mahia (Sudi)

AFC Leopards v Wazito (Nyayo)

Vihiga Bullets v Posta Rangers (Bukhungu)

Tusker v Bandari (Ruaraka)

Ulinzi Stars v Kakamega Homeboyz (Ulinzi Sports Complex)

KCB v FC Talanta (Kasarani Annex, 3pm)

Kenya Police v Kariobangi Sharks (Kasarani, 3.15pm)

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