KPL season wrap: Sony Sugar and the most improved teams from the 2018/19 season

SOny Sugar.
Goal parades the top five most improved teams from the just-concluded season, which saw Gor Mahia retain the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) title

Gor Mahia produced another remarkable campaign to retain the KPL for the 2018/19 season with two matches to spare.

Meanwhile, Mount Kenya United and Vihiga United were relegated to the lower tier – the National Super League – while Posta Rangers will have to try to keep their status via the play-offs.

Below, Goal parades the five teams that gave a good account of themselves throughout the season to better their previous campaigns.

  1. Goal Kenya.

    #1 Sony Sugar

    Sony Sugar registered a remarkable improvement compared to what they achieved in the previous season. In 2018, Sony finished ninth with 45 points where they also scored 33 goals and conceded 30 while in the 2018/19 season they finished with 55 points, scored 41 goals, conceded 28 goals and lost three matches less.

  2. Goal Kenya.

    #2 Kakamega Homeboyz

    At one point, the Kakamega County-based side went for nine matches unbeaten but lost the last three of the season. Anyway, that cannot write-off the season's achievements because they moved up three places from the previous season. They scored 12 more goals, conceded 13 fewer and also lost four fewer games than they did in the 2018 season.

  3. Goal Kenya.

    #3 Mathare United

    The Slum Boys improved in the just concluded season compared to the previous one, managed eight more points than what they got in 2018 and scored one more goal. In the just concluded season, they conceded 10 fewer goals and lost one less match.

  4. Goal Kenya.

    #4 Sofapaka

    They ended their season two positions higher and also improved their tally of points where they amassed nine more than what they got in the previous season. In 2018/19, they lost seven fewer games and had a 20 goal difference while in 2018 they finished the season with a goal difference of just four.

  5. Goal Kenya.

    #5 Bandari

    They got two more points in 2018/19 (64) than what they harvested during the 2018 campaign (62), conceded four fewer goals compared to the previous season but the number of lost matches remained constant in the last two seasons (6).