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Ulinzi Stars out to cut Gor Mahia’s lead

Five Kenyan Premier League matches will be played up across different venues this weekend. With league leaders Gor Mahia away in Tanzania for the Cecafa Club Championship, second-placed Ulinzi Stars will be looking to close the gap on K’Ogalo when they visit Muhoroni Youth on Sunday.

Robert Matano’s men are nine points adrift of Gor Mahia on the standings with 37 points from 19 matches.

“I am glad we won despite playing a tough match against Ushuru in our last game. We expect an equally tough game against Muhoroni. I have urged my players to focus and ensure we keep the consistency,” Matano told Nairobi News.


Should Ulinzi slip up, AFC Leopards, who are three points behind the soldiers, could cash in and move second on the log. Zdravko Logarusic’s men, who have won three league matches on the trot, have a match against Sony Sugar in Awendo on Monday.

“It is a difficult assignment, but not impossible by any means considering the mood and spirit in camp. We have picked up very well since the start of the second leg and our form is good,” Leopards Congolese forward Patrick “Petit” Kagogo said.

In other fixtures, second from bottom Nairobi City Stars will play against Chemelil Sugar in Machakos, Sofapaka – still smarting from that 5-0 drubbing to Tusker last weekend – head to Mombasa to play Twahhir Muhhidin’s Bandari, while KCB will entertain Mathare United at Nairobi City Stadium.