With five rounds of the regular season remaining, the race for playoff slots is as intense as one could possible imagine, especially when you consider the fact that six berths are up for grabs and if one chooses to see that 20 point disparity between eighth and ninth, any one of the top eight are still in contention for the knockouts.
Resolution Impala Saracens hold a five point lead over defending champions KCB are themselves tied with Kenya Harlequin on points, the bankers only in second place because of a superior for/against difference.
Only seven points separate fourth placed Top Fry Nakuru from eighth placed Kabras Sugar and it is only fair to state, for lack of a better phrase, that the struggle is real, that the remaining month will elicit joyous and sorrowful responses and reactions in equal measure as some teams make the playoffs, and others watch those very playoffs on television.
But its not only tight at the top…or is it top eight…its also tight between positions nine and eleven…and then again between positions twelve and fourteen.
Now those sides who are more than certain to watch the playoffs are involved in their
own dogfight. Only four points separate the once great but now ninth placed Nondescripts
from the eleventh placed, Kakamega based Western Bulls. Kenyatta University Blak Blad, a side that has positioned themselves as latter day Kenya Cup escape artists are placed tenth and expect these sides to keep trying to out do each other as their season’s quota of Kenya Cup fixtures for the 2015/16 season runs out.
Thika have done well in their maiden season and sit twelfth, ahead of….wait a minute…
Mean Machine, and fellow Kenya Cup monos Kenya Sharks. The battle here is to avoid the
wooden spoon and it will be interesting to see how this one plays out.