No Team is Safe as The Battle For KPL Promotion Takes Last Lap

Kenya has admittedly reached another level in football. Leave alone the Kenya Premier League, National Super League which acts like an academy of the KPL has seen a grueling tussle between four teams in a bid to secure promotion to the Main League.

This did not only happen in English Premier League where Liverpool and Manchester City had to battle it to the last minute to get the winner of the season.

In the National Super League, the Liverpool, Man City battle has been seen and has left the matter in a stalemate only for the last match to be the decider for who will be promoted, who will go for playoffs and who will go back to the road next season for another battle.

As it stands, four teams; Wazito FC, Kisumu All-Stars, Nairobi Stima and Ushuru FC are the four main contestants for the promotion slot.

Wazito FC

Wazito are currently in the first position with 78 points after playing 37 matches. Wazito are under pressure and may lose their chance of being promoted directly to the KPL should they fail to win their last match against St Josephs on Sunday.

However, since they are four points behind the fourth team Ushuru FC, they only have the chances of either being promoted automatically or going for Play-offs with Posta Rangers should Kisumu All-Stars and Nairobi Stima wins while they lose.

Kisumu All-Stars

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Kisumu All-Stars are the second in the KPL table with 77 points after playing 37 matches. Their chances of being promoted to the main league are also under a tight cage as they have MUST win their last match against Thika United on Sunday to get through.

Should they lose their game against Thika, they will run the risk of going for the playoffs or even fail to feature anywhere in the promotion slot if Ushuru wins.

Nairobi Stima

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Nairobi have been wondering hither and thither in their recent matches as they have failed to maintain their second position, making aggressive Kisumu All-Stars push them to the third position.

It will be a grueling task for them as they also have to win their Sunday match against Eldoret Youth but also pray hard for their main challengers Wazito and Kisumu to lose. This will put them in the first position and grant them automatic promotion.

And should they lose, they will have to go playoffs against Posta Rangers or even fail to feature in the promotion slot if creeping Ushuru wins their last match.

Ushuru FC

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Ushuru are creeping figures that cannot be written off. They are in the fourth position with 73 points after playing 37 matches.

The taxpayers will be waiting to see which team loses their last match so that they may surpass them with their win. If they win and either Kisumu All-Stars or Nairobi Stima loses or all of the two teams lose, Ushuru will be either in the second position and secure automatic qualification or be third and go for playoffs with Posta Rangers.

Note; It is not automatic that Ushuru will win against Police on Sunday.

Next step?

All eyes will wait for Sunday’s results that will determine who will be promoted, who will go for playoffs and who will have to wait for another season outside the Kenya Premier League.

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