Only four points separates seventh placed Tusker and 12th placed Zoo Kericho, meaning a win for the visitors will cut that gap to a single point.
Timothy Otieno and Boniface Muchiri have been instrumental for the eleven-time league champions, scoring a combined total of thirteen goals. The two have been the main reason why the brewers are still hopeful of finishing the season in the top four.
For Zoo Kericho, week in week out they are proving their doubters wrong with excellent displays both on and off the pitch. The tea farmers cannot be termed as pushovers at any level.
The 2017 MVP Michael Madoya has already hit ten goals from his position, one less than Nicholas Kipkirui. who is the club's top scorer so far this season.
|Game||Tusker vs Zoo Kericho|
|Date||Sunday, August 19|
|Time||3:00pm Kenyan Time|
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
In Kenya, the game will be shown live on K24.
|DSTV channel||Free-to-air channel|
Squads & Team News
The Robert Matano led side is set to miss the services of dependable fullback Collins Shivachi, who is out injured, as well as top striker Michael Khamati and midfielder Apolo Otieno.
Probable Tusker XI: Matasi, Tangauzi, Gateri, Omary, Wahome, Sempala, Osumba, Nzuki, Achema, Otieno and Juma.
Coach Sammy Okoth has a full house, no major injury concerns as they aim at getting a vital win away against one of the most unpredictable teams in the country.
Probable Zoo Kericho XI: Elungat, Ligare, Sindani, Ouma, Kipyegon, Gichana, Chetambe, Madoya, Kipkirui, Kiprono and Odhiambo.
This is going to be the second time; Zoo will be facing Tusker at Ruaraka. The first time was last year where Zoo suffered a 2-0 defeat. Interestingly, that is the only win the brewers have managed to get against the Rift Valley-based side.
Of the three league outings, Zoo has won two and lost once; coach Robert Matano will be aiming at avenging the 3-1 defeat suffered in the first leg. The hosts warmed up for the match with a 5-0 win against Liberty Academy in a friendly, with former Gor Mahia striker Timothy Otieno among the scorers.
Zoo missed the services of their top striker Nicholas Kipkirui last weekend in a 3-1 win against Nzoia but he is back and ready to fire them to victory. A win for the hosts will take them to the fifth position, depending with the way the teams above them play, while their visitors can also move four places up.