Top 8 tournament inaugural winners Ulinzi Stars will have to cruise past SportPesa Premier League team AFC Leopards to claim the trophy for the second time in seven years, after they were paired in the Tuesday’s draw.
While the soldiers boast of one title under their belt, Leopards are yet to have a test of the trophy but the duel is one to watch going with both team’s league’s run.
Ulinzi seems to have picked it from where they left it at last season while Leopards is writing her own story.
Meanwhile, title holders Gor Mahia will go hammer and thongs with stubborn Ushuru FC in their bid to retain the trophy and become the first team ever to complete a hat-trick of the tournament.
The fixture however, will provide another opportunity for Ze’ Maria charges to prove appoint against the Taxmen who denied them maximum points after they played to a disappointing 0-0 stalemate last Sunday in their first league meeting this season.
Another match to keep tabs on will see Bandari takes on Tusker FC. Replacing Kimanzi at the helm of Tusker was expected to be challenging to any incoming coach but to Paul Nkatta the task is no difference from handling Muhoroni Youth where he starred.
Unlike the Brewers who will be yearning for their third title, Bandari will be debuting and if they don’t get their scoring boots in time then knock out stage exit is on the cards.
Many argue they drew Tusker 1-1 a fortnight ago but lack of sharpness in-front of goal is proving the Dockers undoing so far.
Completing the fixture set to kick off on 1st May is Sofapaka versus Muhoroni Youth clash. Hard to predict but one could easily bank on Muhoroni lest Sofapaka pull an extra ordinary performance.
The 2009 KPL champions are in trouble having succumbed to seven league defeats on the spin, a result that leaves them dangling bottom with three points, nine behind their day’s opponents who sits seventh.