In Summary
  • Leopards seek to register their second league win of the season against KCB on Saturday.
  • Mathare United take on Tusker in a top of the log clash at Ruaraka Sports Ground.
  • Free falling Kakamega Homeboyz host Zoo Kericho on Sunday in Kakamega.

Troubled AFC Leopards will on Saturday play host to struggling Kenya Commercial Bank at the Afraha Stadium, in a contest that may rank as the highlight of the SportPesa Premier League fixtures lined up this weekend.

At Ruaraka grounds, hosts Tusker will entertain high-flying Mathare United in a match in which the winner may take over the top spot on the league table. Mathare lead the standings with 14 points while Tusker lie third with 12 points.

Champions Gor Mahia have been excused from domestic action as they are involved in a Caf Confederation Cup play-off assignment against visiting Cameroon's New Stars de Doula at Kasarani stadium on Sunday.

SLOW START

Under the tutelage of coach Marko Vasilikevic, 25, Leopards have made a slow start this season by the clubs own standards, registering a single win in the league out of a possible six.

Off the pitch, Leopards management is yet again staring at a variety of sanctions including a possible spectator ban from the stadia, hefty fine, or even deduction of points if found guilty of failing to control their fans and officials as charged during last weekend's 1-1 draw with Nzoia United.

The club's dependable playmaker Whyvonne Isuza, who is likely to return in this match following a spell in the sidelines occasioned by injury, has however opted to focus on the positive side of things.

He said: "We have played well in the last two matches and were unfortunate to draw in both after conceding at the death. We have worked on tightening things at the back this week and hopefully that will count for something. We need a win to kick start things," he told Nation Sport.

On their part, newly promoted KCB have drafted experienced coach Sammy Omollo to shore up the team's defence following a winless streak in their opening six engagements.

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