AFC Leopards are hoping to push forward and achieve their ambition of finishing in the top five by the end of the season.
They are currently placed in ninth position, having accumulated a total of 37 points.
For Zoo Kericho, their season has not gone as planned after losing key players in the January Transfer Window. After Michael Madoya, Nicholas Kipkirui and Isaac Kipyegon were sold, the team struggled to create the same impact in the Kenyan Premier League (KPL).
The departure of coach Sammy Okoth to Nzoia Sugar has not made the situation any better for the Kericho-based side. They are now languishing in the relegation zone of the 18-team KPL table.
|Game||AFC Leopards vs Zoo Kericho|
|Date||Wednesday, May 8|
|Time||4.15pm Kenyan Time|
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
In Kenya, the game will be shown live on KTN Burudani.
|DSTV channel||Free-to-air channel|
Squads & Team News
Ingwe head coach Andre Casa Mbungo has a full squad to pick his team from and will be aiming at bouncing back from their 2-0 defeat suffered against Mathare United.
Mbungo is confident that his side will get the win at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.
“We unfortunately lost to Mathare United despite putting up one of our best displays so far this season and I am very confident that if my players play like they did against Mathare United, we will win the match,” Mbungo told Goal in an interview.
Probable XI for AFC Leopards: Adira, Kayumba, Kipyegon, Salim, Kamura, Ochieng, Isuza, Marita, Tsuma, Were and Oburu.
Just like AFC Leopards, relegation-threatened Zoo have all their key players fit and available for the game against the 13-times league champions.
Probable XI for Zoo Kericho: Elungat, Ouma, Akiya, Sindani, Ligare, Gichana, Kawanga, Anami, Ondati, Omondi and Kipkoech.
The 2-0 defeat AFC Leopards suffered against Mathare United brought to an end the former's nine-match unbeaten run, their longest this season.
Zoo have not been on their best run of late; collecting just one point from their last four games. They have lost three and drawn one. The Kericho-based side is aiming at completing a double against Ingwe, a side they defeated by a solitary goal when they last met.
Neither team has an advantage over the other. In the five past meetings, each side has won once and drawn the other three matches. Leopards have managed to collect 37 points from 29 matches played.
Zoo are currently placed 16th on the table with 21 points, so they must start winning if they are to avoid relegation.