As the Tusker sponsored Kenya Premier League enters its final bend this Saturday afternoon, six Ugandan players will be involved in the three crucial matches that could see two of them being crowned champions with their club.
The six are Daniel Mzee Sserunkuma, Ivan Anguyo (Gor Mahia), David Nyanzi, Allan Katerega (Tusker FC), Abbas Kiwalabye and Jimmy Bagaya (AFC Leopards).
The top three clubs in Gor Mahia (58pts), Tusker and AFC Leopards (57pts) all have a chance of winning it but only K’Ogalo who take on Thika Utd have the destiny in their own hands.
Gor Mahia Vs Thika Utd – City Stadium Nairobi Live on SS9 East @1500hrs
This is the biggest match on the day and victory for Zdravko Logarusic side will earn the side their first league title since 1995. Ugandan export Dan Sserunkuma is the man expected to lead the hunt for goals for K’Ogalo alongside Kenyan international Ramah Salim. The duo has netted 28 league goals this season accounting for 64% of the team’s total scored.
As Sserunkuma will be upfront searching for the much needed goals, former Maroons FC defender Ivan Anguyo will be at the back ensuring that everything is kept tight so as to stand a chance of lifting the title.
Tusker FC Vs City Stars – Hope Centre @1500hrs
At Hope Centre, defending champions Tusker FC will be praying that table leaders Gor Mahia fails to pick maximum points from their encounter with Thika but must first beat City Stars to stand that chance.
Former Water FC striker David Nyanzi and fellow country man and former SC Victoria University left full back Allan Katerega are expected to feature for Robert Matano’s side.
Chemelili Sugar Vs AFC Leopards – Awendo Stadium @1500hrs
Abbas Kiwalabye and Jimmy Bagaya are expected to be part of the AFC Leopards side that takes on Chemelil Sugar FC at Awendo Stadium.
Third placed Ingwe are just a point behind leaders Gor Mahia FC and level on points with Tusker but have an inferior goal difference thus it will expect favours from the duo’s opponents on top of beating Chemelil if they are to win the KPL title.
Mean while, the Kenya Premier League Chief Executive Officer Jack Oguda announced on Friday that the original trophy will be at City Stadium where Gor Mahia battles Thika Utd while two replica trophies will be available at Hope Centre and Awendo.
“Gor Mahia versus Thika is the main match tomorrow (Saturday) because Gor are table leaders and therefore the original trophy will be at the venue of the match which is City Stadium. We have two replica trophies that will be at venues where AFC and Tusker are involved since they also stand a chance of winning the league”, Oguda said.
Which Ugandan duo will have the last laugh?