KRU CHAMPIONSHIP

Playoffs and relegation battles to shape Championship week 15

The championship tier enters its penultimate stage on Saturday 30, with two games left to play and a maximum of ten points to be picked, some sides will be battling to avoid relegation as others aim for the much-coveted playoff spots.

The weekend will present top of the table clashes pitting Catholic University against USIU at the CUEA Grounds. Monks will be looking to maintain their hold of the championship log while a win for USIU who have a game in hand will boost their chances of grabbing a second spot at the closure of proceedings which will mean a home semi-final.

Second-placed Western Bulls will host fourth-placed Kisumu at the Bull ring, with Bulls looking to tighten their grip on their current position which assures them of a semi-final at the bull ring. Kisumu are on 37 points, meaning even if they lose both their games, they will still take position six on the log, Mombasa can present a scare but their positive point difference gives Kisumu some confidence.

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Kisii host UOE in a middle of the table clash, a playoff spot clearly on the line. It will be a game Kisii who are sixth on 28 points cannot afford to slip, while UOE who are placed 8th on 26 points will be keen to pick a win if they are to stand a chance of grabbing a playoff spot. A loss for UOE will be fatal to their aspirations.

Mombasa and Egerton University will play out to another middle of the table clash. Only one point separates the two who are placed 7th and 9th respectively. A win boosting their playoff chances in case Kisii or MMUST drop points.

Fifth-placed MMUST make a trip to the rift valley to face Kitale who are 10th. MMUST will be looking to replicate their recent form which has seen them win three in a row, the last loss coming against Bulls at the Bull ring, a win meaning they will have secured a playoff spot. Kitale on the other end are on 19 points same as 11th placed SC pirates who have a game in hand, a loss will mean they take their relegation battle into the last match of the season.

Ngong host SC Pirates in a bottom of the table dog fight. Ngong are bottom on 15 points, four adrift Pirates. A loss will spell the worst for Ngong, Relegation!

Mombasa vs Egerton Wasps -4pm MSC

Catholic Monks vs USIU -4pm Catholic Langata

Ngong vs SC Pirates -4pm KIHBT

Kisii vs UOE -4pm Gusii Stadium

Western Bulls vs Kisumu -4pm BullRing

Kitale vs Masinde Muliro -4pm Equip College

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