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Shauri Moyo face leaders Makadara in Super Eight

Shauri Moyo Blue Stars will be hoping to stop Makadara Junior’s nine-match unbeaten run when the two top sides clash in the 10th round of the Super Eight Premier League match on Saturday at Camp Toyoyo grounds.

The Shauri Moyo based side who are two points below Makadara on the log, will be anticipating to win the highlight of the weekend, to be able to leapfrog their rivals and assume the lead in the 16-team table.

A win for the Ken Odera’s side will, however, not be a walk in the park as the table-toppers have enjoyed a fair share of commanding the league since their promotion last year after clinching the Super Eight Division One League. The former have collected 21 points from nine matches after winning six and drawing in three.

Odera noted that his side was ready to face any opponent, saying the team’s morale is high and fitness of the players and the fact that none of his players is injured. “At this level of the tournament we cannot under rate any team. We know our competitors are relatively strong but we are confident of a win and securing the three points,” Odera said.

His opposite number Charles Nyongesa who’s side is placed second on the log on 19 points said his main aim this season was to win the league. “An unbeaten record has no meaning if we continue picking draws and failing to win games. We have come from far and we are aiming to go further, it doesn’t matter what team lies ahead. Whether our opponents are top or below on the standings,” we’ll take each game as it comes but our target remains win as many matches as we can.”

In other match where fireworks are expected, defending champions Kawangware United who are fresh from beating Zamalek 2-0 will be facing off with technical university of Kenya at BP ground. Fast rising Ushuru who are firmly in the promotion chase with 25 points and third on the log will face 14th places St.Joseph’s Youth at Afraha Stadium on Monday as they look to cut the nine point gap at the apex.                             -RODGERS NDEGWA

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