Without a fact, there is a stronger and weaker zone in the FKF Division one and I can say with lots of conviction that zone A is the weaker lot.
As said earlier, I have been a spectator at several matches in both divisions and the football is really good.
Save for the officiating, which is rubbish, everything is going on well in the second tier and considering that this is the first season, in this format, things are looking good.
However, I would call for the merging of the leagues, to enhance competition.
If I will be honest, in Zone A, the only team worth talking about is the dockers.
They however have the resources and are far better off than most teams, considering that many are self dependent in terms of resources.
In Nairobi, only Mahakama and maybe Bidco United can say they are good enough, but the rest, especially the coastal sides, are all poor outfits.
On the other hand in zone B, there are several really good teams that have shown their strength in depth over the course of the season.
We can talk about the likes of Agrochemicals, leaders Kakamega Homeboyz, Finlays, Nzoia United and I can go on and on.. The competition is stiff in this zone.
Mashujaa day Cup
Over the weekend, I was in attendance as Kakamega Homeboyz faced Bandari in the Mashujaa Day Cup.
It was obvious to see which side had the better football and the better play overall and it was Homeboyz, as they outplayed the dockers, who were just intent on sitting back and defending.
At the end of the day, they were deserving winners.
Back to Bandari. With the way they play and struggle away from Mombasa, I do not think they would be any good playing against most Zone B teams.
Off the top of my head, I can count even seven or eight teams that can beat them in the league standings.
If it were a national league and there were two teams up for promotion to the Premier League next year, they would be Homeboyz and Finlays Horticulture.
They have been the two best second tier teams in the country.
As for Bandari, they would probably be seventh.