KPL Wrap Up: Sofapaka’s Fate on the Line as Top 8 is Sealed

Shafiq Batambuze prepares to take a freekick in Sunday's match. He scored the only goal for Tusker

The 2016 Kenya Premier League season heads into the last match day with everything almost certain from the champions, see top 8 candidates and one team already relegated.

For the champions, pharm its mathematically done! Tusker FC are the 2016 Sportpesa Premier League winners. Coach Paul Nkata etched his name as one of the few coaches to win a double in the east African nation.

In fact it’s the first for Tusker FC in over two and a half decades. Shafiq Batambuze’s 68th minute low curling shot from a corner against AFC Leopards confirmed the championship lifting Tusker to 58 points, try four ahead of Gormahia with a game between the two to climax the season.

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Top 8 slots
Kakamega Homeboys blank stalemate with army side Ulinzi FC and Posts Rangers 2-1 win over Sony Sugar all but sealed the prestigious top 8 slots that guarantees the eight teams an extra trophy to fight for.

Muhoroni Youth FC were recently crowned champions after defeating Gormahia FC in the final but received their side of the coin when the Kogallo green army hammered them 2-0 at home to ensure they don’t challenge for the trophy.

Ugandan born Meddie Kagere and Jacques Tuyisenge were both on point for Gormahia.

Chemelil Sugar, Western Stima, Ulinzi Stars and Mathare united are the other teams confirmed for the top eight competitions next year.

Former giants Sofapaka FC were twice in a leading position but eventually bobbled to draw two all away to Mathare united. That result leaves their fate at the mercy of already relegated Nairobi City stars who face Ushuru on the last day.

Any positive result for Ushuru bottles up Sofapaka’s season.

Tusker FC 1 – 0 AFC Leopards
Mathare United 2 – 2 Sofapaka
Thika United 1 – 0 Chemelil Sugar
Kakamega Homeboyz 0 – 0 Ulinzi Stars
Bandari 1 – 0 Western Stima
SoNy Sugar 1 – 2 Posta Rangers
Muhoroni Youth FC 0 – 2 Gor Mahia
Ushuru FC 0 – 0 Nairobi City Stars


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