With just five matches remaining before the play offs, it is a race against time for many championship sides eyeing promotion, with very slim margins in points being witnessed and play off positions still largely open.
The Kakamega derby highlights a busy weekend in the KRU championship league with the clash seeing leaders Western Bulls welcoming town mates Masinde Muliro University to the Bull ring in what promises to be a cracker of a match.
Bulls lead the proceedings in the championship league and will be looking for a finish within first or second place to secure a straight semi final berth and importantly a chance to play at home during the semis. MMUST who have returned to winning ways are fifth, two points above seventh placed Mombasa and they know a slip will prove costly to their play off ambitions.
Second placed Catholic University host relegation threatened SC Pirates at the Catholic grounds in a match where stakes will be high for both teams, Monks looking to go on top of Bulls while SC will be fighting their way out of relegation spots.
USIU who are third will play host to Egerton University who believe securing a play off position is still possible with just three points between them and UOE who are placed sixth. The university derby to be held at the USIU grounds will undoubtedly produce quality moments to all fans who will be there to cheer there teams.
Ngong RFC who find themselves at the bottom of the table will host the third match in Nairobi when they welcome coastal based Mombasa RFC at KIBH Ngong. Both teams head into the match on the back of losses from last weekend, Ngong getting a drubbing away to MMUST while Mombasa lost to Kitale. It is a must win for both teams.
Kisumu RFC host an unpredictable UOE at the Kisumu Polytechnic while Kitale welcome Kisii at the Equip College in the last championship fixture of the weekend.
Confirmed 2nd March #KRUChampionship matches:
CUEA Monks vs SC Pirates 4pm Catholic Langata
USIU vs Egerton Wasps 4pm USIU
Ngong vs Mombasa 4pm KIHB Ngong
Western Bulls vs Masinde Muliro 4pm BullRing
Kisumu vs UOE 4pm Kisumu Poly
Kitale vs Kisii 4pm Equp College Kitale
— Kenya Cup (@TheKenyaCup) February 27, 2019