Monks face USIU as Championship enters penultimate round

The second tier KRU Championship hits its penultimate round with match day 15 action on Saturday 30 March 2019.

No doubt the clash pitting leaders Catholic Monks and third placed USIU is the pick of the round. The Monks hold a slender three point leader over second placed Western Bulls and know that a slip up against the Monks could dent their chances of a top two finish and home semifinal qualification.

It is important to note that USIU have a game in hand and will look to win and stay in contention for home semifinal advantage at  the close of the round robin phase.

Another exciting fixture sees Western Bulls against  fourth placed Kisumu. Bulls targets are to finish in the top two and secure a home semifinal berth come the playoffs. Kisumu, who will make the 45 minute drive to Kakamega are currently fourth and are out to obtain a positive result from this clash dubbed the Mashemeji derby as they chase a playoff berth.

Kisii currently occupy the sixth and final playoff qualification slot and must bounce back to victory following last weekend’s 8-0 away defeat to Kisumu. They face a University of Eldoret side that will be out to further compund the former Kenya Cup side’s playoff ambitions.

The ambitious Masinde Muliro are away to Kitale in a repeat of last season’s Nationwide final that saw both teams promoted to the Kenyan second tier. MMUST and Kitale have experienced different fortunes this campaign, the Kakamega based students working themselves into playoff contention as Kitale lie tenth on the log, fighting to secure championship status for a second successive season.

Mombasa are at home to the Egerton Wasps while South Coast Pirates take on Ngong Warriors in a bottom of the table clash.

Match day 15, Saturday 30 April
Catholic Monks v USIU (CUEA, Langáta)
Western Bulls v Kisumu (The Bullring, Kakamega)
Kisii v UoE (Kisii High School, Kisii)
Kitale v MMUST (Equip College, Kitale)
Mombasa v Egerton Wasps (MSC, Mombasa)
South Coast Pirates v Ngong Warriors (St. Joseph’s,Ukunda)

*all matches kick off at 4pm

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