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Five lessons from Kenyan Premier League matchday seven

12:28 SAST 2019/11/04
Brian Birgen of Ulinzi Stars vs Hansen Ochieng of AFC Leopards.
Goal takes a look at KPL matchday seven and notes down the lessons learned

  • Elvins Rupia of Wazito FC v KCB.

    Elvis Rupia proves his worth

    The striker was sidelined by the former technical bench steered by Stanley Okumbi who was the Technical Director. Out of six games, the striker had managed just two goals owing to his part-time involvement.

    On Saturday, Rupia showed what he was made off after single-handedly helping Wazito to claim a 4-3 win against Sony Sugar. The forward scored a hat-trick to go top of the scorers' chart with five goals.

  • Kariobangi Sharks coach William Muluya.

    William Muluya should be worried

    The youthful tactician is struggling to return Kariobangi Sharks to winning ways in contrast to the previous seasons. Despite having a relatively quality squad, Muluya has failed to have a positive impact this season.

    The 2018 Shield champions have won one game, drawn four and lost three in seven games played. The 1-0 loss against Zoo Kericho on Sunday should act as a wake-up call for the tactician.

  • Mathare United vs Posta Rangers in a KPL match.

    Posta Rangers' dry spell extended

    The Mailmen started the season brightly and managed to score seven goals in their opening four games. However, the tables have turned in their last three matches. They have neither scored, nor conceded; they have settled for an identical 0-0 scoreline against Zoo FC, Wazito FC, and Mathare United.

    Coach Sammy Omollo has to sharpen his attack because a team cannot win without scoring. Going 270 minutes without scoring is not a good sign, and the tactician has to find a solution before playing Chemelil in their next game.

  • BONIFACE OMONDI of Gor Mahia celebrates vs Zoo Kericho FC.

    Gor Mahia set to dominate

    The 18-time league champions have not been involved for two consecutive weekends owing to Caf assignments. However, they are still placed second on the log with 15 points having played three games less.

    It is not a good picture for the likes of Tusker and AFC Leopards who have played more games. The two teams have to be ruthless and ensure they grind out positive results consistently.

  • Yanga v Kakamega Homeboyz.

    Kakamega Homeboyz lack consistency

    The Nicholas Muyoti led charges have the quality to challenge for the league title. They have been blowing hot and cold; after falling 3-1 to Tusker FC at home, they went on to win 2-1 and 4-2 against Chemelil and Wazito respectively.

    On Sunday, they slipped at home drawing 2-2 against Sofapaka. For a team to challenge for the title, they have to ensure they get positive results consistently to stand a chance of dining with the big boys.