KPL sides stay busy with friendly matches on international break

After the opening weekend of matches in the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) there will be no top flight action until the weekend of 14 – 15 September, with the international break in between and a number of top flight teams have opted for friendly matches to keep in shape.

On Saturday 7 September, league giants AFC Leopards will be at the Gems Cambridge International School to take on third tier side Naivas FC as from 3pm EAT. Leopards did not have a good opening to the season, as they fell 0 – 1 to Kakamega Homeboyz at Bukhungu Stadium.

They will be hoping to get their act right on Match Day 2 when they face Kariobangi Sharks on Sunday 15 September.

Sofapaka v Sony Sugar

Two other KPL sides will face off as well during the break; Sofapaka will be hosting Sony Sugar at the Narok County Stadium on Monday 9 September starting 3pm EAT.

Both teams were felled in their opening weekend fixtures, Sofapaka going 1 – 2 down to Posta Rangers in Narok as a massively changed Sony Sugar side under coach James Nandwa fell 0 – 3 at the Awendo Green Stadium at the hands of visiting KCB.

Sofapaka will be facing Ulinzi Stars in their second match of the season at the Afraha Stadium on Saturday 14 September while Sony Sugar will be away to Nzoia Sugar in Bungoma.

Kisumu All Stars

Meanwhile, on Friday 6 September, newly promoted Kisumu All Stars whacked Division 2 side Luanda Villa 6 – 0 at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu as they fine-tuned ahead of their second match of the season, against KCB on Saturday 14 September.

Kisumu All Stars opened their campaign with a 0 – 2 home loss at the hands of four – time league champions Ulinzi Stars.