According to the draw conducted on Friday, Ulinzi Stars will take on Sony Sugar while Sofapaka will be up against Chemelil Sugar. The final of this year’s edition will be staged in Kisumu.
Tusker are the defending champions by virtue of edging out AFC Leopards 2-1 in the final last season. The tournament is set to begin on September 26 and run until November 1 when the final will be held.
The draw format observed the teams that finished top four last season included in one port and the remaining four in the second port were drawn against the other in straight knockout matches with the winners advancing to the semi-finals where another draw will be conducted.
KPL Top Eight Knockout Dates : September 26-October 18 – Quarter-finals; October 28 – Semi-finals; November 1 – Final.
KPL Top Eight fixtures : Tusker vs AFC Leopards, Ulinzi Stars vs Sony Sugar , Sofapaka vs Chemelil Sugar and Gor Mahia vs Muhoroni Youth .
KPL CEO Jack Oguda (r) and chairman Ambrose Rachier pose with Top 8 trophy