The Football Kenya Federation Premier League 2021/2022 season is slowly gathering pace with title contenders gradually opening the gap from mere participants.
Resurgent Nairobi City Stars brushed aside Bidco United 2-0 on Sunday to move top of the FKF Premier League standings with Head Coach Nicholas Muyoti starting his reign at the Nairobi based outfit on a firm footing.
The victory sees Simba wa Nairobi at the helm of the table with 9 points out of 4 matches played in the country’s top flight football league.
Unbeaten Kakamega Homeboyz come closely in second with 9 points as well with three honored FKF Premier League fixtures. The Bernard Mwalala’s men maintained their perfect start into the new season after making an easy task at Posta Rangers with a comfortable 2-0 at Bukhungu Stadium on Sunday.
Bandari FC from the coast are placed third on the log with 9 points in 4 matches. Head Coach Andre Casa Mbungo guided the Dockers to pick maximum points from his former club AFC Leopards with a slim 2-1 victory at the Mbaraki Stadium in Mombasa on Sunday afternoon.
After settling for a 1-1 stalemate with Wazito FC on Sunday, Kariobangi Sharks occupy position 4 in the standings with 7 points in 3 league outings. They are closely monitoring the pace of City Stars and Kakamega Homeboyz at the top.
The soldiers of Ulinzi are level on points with Kariobangi Sharks despite having not played over the weekend.
After losing two top tier league matches on the bounce, former champions AFC Leopards are left languishing in position 12 with 4 points amassed in 4 matches. Leopards lost by a solitary goal to old foes Gor Mahia on 20th October before falling short to Bandari on Sunday.
The 1998 champions are struggling to gain a firm grip in the league with costly transfer ban still in effect. The side however, hopes FIFA will act appropriately to lift the ban once it clears with its owed parties that led to the sanctions.
Leopards’ Head Coach Patrick Aussems decried lack of experience in his younger squad with his first team key members left for greener pastures elsewhere earlier in the season.
“Since l’ve been in Kenya,this is the 1st time I’ve seen a team afraid of us like that,especially in 2d half. Means we are on the right way! But they got 3 points Woozy face… now we really need to recruit strikers to solve our offensive opportunities but that’s the job of the board,” Aussems said after the defeat to Gor Mahia.
Meanwhile, Wazito, Nzoia Sugar and Vihiga Bullets are having it rough in the contention at the foot of the table. Out of four outings, Wazito have 2 points in position 15, Nzoia are 16th with a point in 4 outings. Newbies Vihiga Bullets are placed 17th with a single point as well in 4 matches.
Champions Tusker FC have been busy in continental assignments and are bottom of the table with zero points in one outing.