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KPL Tidbits: Mount Kenya United grind out first win as AFC Leopards drown

13:00 GMT+3 04/02/2019
John Ndirangu of Mount Kenya United v Ulinzi Stars.
Coach Melis Medo finally led his new team to a win against league leaders Mathare United while Ingwe suffered yet another defeat in the KPL

  • AFC Leopards coach Marko Vasiljevic.

    #1 AFC Leopards sink to relegation

    Serbian coach Marko Vasiljevic could be gone, but the trail of ‘destruction’ he left behind after ten-matches in charge is very devastating. Ingwe, the sleeping giants of Kenyan football, are yet to wake up from the pre-season slumber. They picked their fourth defeat of the season in Mombasa against Bandari, their biggest setback of the campaign thus far. A 4-1 defeat was just a massive blow for a side that has also gone down to Zoo Kericho, KCB and Kakamega Homeboyz with just two wins to brag about.

  • Ulinzi Stars coach Dunstan Nyaudo in FKF Shield Cup.

    #2 Ulinzi Stars are ‘kings’ of draws

    For the superstitious folks, there is no better word to describe Afraha Stadium than a curse. For those, who believe in science, then something must be done on the playing surface if Ulinzi Stars are to start posting some good results at home. It is sad to note that the soldiers have picked just one win at home this campaign, five of their last 10 games all ending in draws at Afraha alone.

  • Sofapaka striker Stephen Waruru and Dennis Odhiambo.

    #3 Sofapaka finds the winning formula

    Dennis Odhiambo revealed that slight improvement on the defense is the secret behind Sofapaka’s turnaround of form. That could be true considering that coach John Baraza’s side has conceded only two goals in the last four games compared to the 13 they soaked in the first seven fixtures. Kariobangi Sharks is the latest casualty to have fallen to Sofapaka’s new found winning formula after they ended William Muluya’s 10-match unbeaten run.

  • John Ndirangu Nzoia Sugar v Mount Kenya United

    #4 Mount Kenya finally grab a win

    Mathare United’s title hopes received a major blow after the ‘Slum Boys’ dropped points for the second time in a row. But it is Mount Kenya United, the bottom-placed side, that did the unthinkable when they sunk the Francis Kimanzi coached side as the unbeaten run came to an end. Mount Kenya United came from a goal down to force a 2-1 victory as coach Melis Medo steered the team to their first win of the season after 10 rounds of matches.

  • Francis Kimanzi of Mathare United.

    #5 Mathare United run out of steam!

    Non-Mathare United supporters have always termed the ‘Slum Boys’ side as mere pacesetters. Last season, coach Francis Kimanzi was leading until the end of first leg, but his side ran out of steam in the second round only to allow Gor Mahia to retain the title.  At one point this season, they had opened a five-point gap and that has since been reduced to four and should Bandari win the game at hand; it will be chopped further to just one.