Bandari battles Tusker in biggest Sportpesa League

By David Karanja

Bandari FC and Tusker will engage in the biggest Sportpesa Premier League game of the weekend as both sides have the chance to go top of the table with a win at the Machakos stadium.

With league leaders AFC Leopards set to play on Sunday, three points would see the winner at Machakos go top after the 7th round of the 2016 season.

It has been a tight start to the 2016 Sportpesa Premier League season with just a point separating the teams.

And with table toppers AFC Leopards playing on Sunday and against City Stars that has been impressive this season, Bandari and Tusker will battle to the final whistle as the winner of that match has the chance to replace Leopards at the top of the table, at least temporarily until they play on Sunday.

Tusker are second on 13 points while Bandari are 4th two points adrift. The Tusker – Bandari match will be one of the five league games on card on Saturday.

Thika United will welcome Posta Rangers at the Thika stadium in the early kick off match, Gor Mahia will be away to Mumias Complex to face hosts Kakamega Homeboyz, Sofapaka play Chemelil in the first match at the Machakos stadium while Sony Sugar welcome Western Stima at the Awendo Green.

Two matches will be played on Sunday at the Nyayo national stadium. Ushuru will be first on the pitch against Mathare United before City Stars clash with unbeaten AFC Leopards. The other only unbeaten side Ulinzi Stars enjoy home advantage on Monday when they welcome Muhoroni Youth at the Afraha stadium in Nakuru.

Meanwhile, national champions GSU failed to sparkle in the ongoing Africa men’s volleyball club championship after finishing 17th overall as the continental showpiece entered its penultimate stage in Cairo, Egypt.

The 11 time Kenyan champions were relegated to the classification matches after losing all their group matches.

The Paramilitary men labored before defeating Nemostars of Uganda by three straight sets, 25-23, 29-27, and 25-22 to finish in a disappointing 17th position compared to last year in Tunisia where they finished 12th overall.

Hosts El Geish will take on Esperance of Tunisia in the final while Swehly of Libya will face Smouha of Egypt in the third playoff match.

  

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