Despite the recent dip in form by Sofapaka, who finished the first half of the season on top of the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) log, the 2009 champions are still deemed to be among the title contenders.
Ulinzi could surprise
Former Kenyan international striker Boniface Ambani feels the current campaign will go down to the wire with the biggest rivals being the top three sides at the moment though he says the immediate former champions Ulinzi Stars could gate crash.
-In spite of the results in the first two rounds of matches in the second leg, this campaign is still a three-horse race; Tusker, AFC Leopards and Sofapaka – the winner will come from one of those and I feel it will go to the wire.
Gor Mahia out
-However, Ulinzi Stars could be surprise challengers, though that remains to be seen. Thika United showed signs of resurgence in the first leg but they are slowly fizzling out while Gor Mahia at 26 points is too far from the leading pack. I don’t think they will challenge, he told futaa.com.
Defending champions Tusker lead with 36 points, AFC Leopards are second on 34 points, Sofapaka in third place have 33 points while Ulinzi Stars are fourth with 30 points.