Championship: Leos prey on Monks as Pwani Derby highlights match day three

There are a number of mouthwatering fixtures as the KRU Championship enters match day three on Saturday 9 November.

St. Joseph’s Primary School in Ukunda plays host to the first leg of the Pwani Derby as eighth placed South Coast Pirates host ninth placed Mombasa. Both teams are tied on four points, each having won one and lost one but it is the Pirates superior points difference that sees them sit above Mombasa on the overall log.

First placed Strathmore Leos welcome fourth placed Catholic Monks to Madaraka for what should be a potentially exciting fixture. The Leos come into this encounter holding a three point lead on the Monks, having won their opening two fixtures of the new season thus far. The Monks on the other hand began their campaign with a 10-5 defeat away to Mombasa before recovering last weekend with a 30-10 home result over South Coast Pirates.

Three time Kenya Cup champions Mean Machine are placed tenth on two points, winless in their two outings to date. They have a chance to register their first win of the season when they welcome Nationwide champions Northern Suburbs to the University of Nairobi. Suburbs currently sit in fifth place with five points coming off one win and one defeat in their two outings.

USIU find themselves in unfamiliar territory, second from bottom in eleventh place after two rounds of the new campaign, a stark contrast to their performances in recent seasons. After registering two losses on the bounce, they will be looking to register their first win of the new campaign when they welcome KIsii RFC to their backyard in Roysambu this weekend.

Bottom of the table Egerton Wasps will host second placed University of Eldoret Trojans in Njoro. Like USIU above them, Wasps have faltered in their two outings, only picking up a point while the Trojans come into this tie in imperious form, having gathered two wins on the bounce to sit second on the log after two rounds of action.

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