National Super League title contenders KCB and Ushuru clash in a feisty duel on Saturday evening at Camp Toyoyo in what could be a proper decider. A single point at the summit separates the two sides though the Bankers have a match in hand. This fixture sees a renewal of rivalry between the former Premiership clubs as both set eyes on an imminent return come next season.
At 67 points, Leonard Saleh’s side who lead the standings are under pressure to deliver against another potent attack force but have good experience to cope. Ushuru have netted 52 goals so far in the campaign thus KCB will need an improved performance if they were to stand a chance.
Against Bidco United last time out, nothing was forthcoming in open play thus KCB depending on easy dead balls to win 2-0 at the same venue. Their top poacher Simon Munala on 14 goals will be the to go to man while Ushuru coached by Ken Kenyatta will rely on former Tusker marksman Andrew Murunga to deliver the goods.
In the last assignment, they easily downed Kenya Police 2-0 and have good depth and balance to march the moneymen on all available fronts. Altogether eight matches are lined up this weekend as the season races to a close.
Interesting toss-ups are expected at the bottom end of the championship as some teams fight relegation. A resurgent Agro-Chemical now on 27 points and fighting the axe face struggling St Joseph’s Youth at Afraha Stadium. Both teams have played 30 matches but the former have a -10-goal deficit compared to their opponents of the day.
However, speaking to the People Sport on phone Thursday, Agro’s tactician Paul Ogai exuded confidence in his charges ability to stay the course. “We need nine points to survive, winning both our two home games is possible then fight for three draws away,” said the ex-Palos trainer.
The Muhoroni-based side has only five matches to close the campaign and will be wary of any fall backs after putting together a commendable three wins on the trot recently.