Jericho FC in before taking on TUK FC in the SPS8 CL. The league has taken a three week mid season break.
First leg of the 2017 Sportpesa Super 8 Premier League has officially come to an end with the second season of the competition taking a deserved three-week break beginning June 10 after a run of 15 matches with a similar number slated to be played in the second leg.
It is expected that participating teams will be taking the stock of an eventful opening half of the season in a bid to identify their strengths, weaknesses and lay necessary adjustments to their approaches in preparations for the upcoming final leg of the season which is scheduled to begin in earnest on Saturday 1 July.
Halfway through the season the race for the league glory that comes with a juicy Ksh 1 Million award prize on top of the shiny trophy, it has been an eventful leg if the current league standing is anything to go buy.
As it stands as of now, Kawangware United head into the break with a four point lead at the top of the log with an impressive 36 points. To say the Dagoretti based outfit have had a remarkable first leg would be an understatement. They have taken the league by storm, winning 11 games and drawing twice a result that has seen them take the leadership for 11 successive weeks. Their lead strong-man Francis Thairu has been a pillar of their outstanding form, scoring 11 times so far to lay his intent of retaining the golden boot award.
Current league standing
In what has been a dream start for newly promoted Ng’ando Youth Association (NYSA), the 2016 Sportportpesa Super 8 Division One League champions have made it clear that they are in it to win it. So far the Fredrick Otieno led outfit are going neck to neck with fellow West Conference leaders Kawangware as they sit second on the grid with 31 points after winning 9 matches, drawing four times and losing twice in their debut season in the leagues’ top flight. With ten goals now, just two behind the leading scorer, Samuel Lemashon has been outstanding for the Dagoretti based side.
Zamalek FC complete the top three spot having made a resilient push in the recent matches to sit seven points behind United. In 15 games, the East Conference debutants have won 9 games, drawn twice and lost on four occasions making a statement to the rest of the teams that despite their under dogs status, they are capable of biding for the league crown.
At the opposite end of the log, a mere four points is what separates the bottom three teams who will be desperately working on how to turn around their dwindling fortunes come second leg. East conference side and struggling newbies Macmillan FC sit 14th with 10 points followed by West Conference duo of Ole Rongai and Ajax Youth FC who take up 15th and 16th spots in that order with 6 points apiece but the former have a lesser goal aggregate.