February 23, 2024

Mathare on course for KPL return

Mathare on course for KPL return
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Mathare beat Kajiado FC 2-1 at the Ildamat Grounds to move five points clear at the summit.

Former top flight side Mathare United appear to be headed back to the table of men if their terrific form in the opening ten matches of the National Super League is anything to go by.

Mathare kissed the grass last season alongside Vihiga Bullets, bringing to an end their 25-year stay in the top league.

However, all indications point out to a team determined to regain its top flight status as the Slum Boys have amassed 25 points out of a possible 30 so far.

Last weekend, Mathare beat Kajiado FC 2-1 at the Ildamat Grounds to move five points clear at the summit.

Leonard Odipo’s charges have won eight rounds, lost and drawn once in the opening ten rounds.

They are followed by Mara Sugar who thrashed MCF last weekend to register their sixth win of the season.

Mara have 20 points against their name, a tally similar to that of the third-placed Naivas who beat Kisumu All Stars 3-1 last Saturday in Machakos.

Naivas could go two points within the reach of the 2008 Kenyan Premier League champions if they win the match in hand.

All Stars are placed fourth with eighteen points, two more of the debutants Luanda Villa who are the only side in the league yet to taste defeat.

Villa will definitely feel hard done by the draws which have slowed their march to the top of the league.


The Tom Tera coached side has won thrice and shared points in seven matches.

Fellow debutants Rainbow and Nairobi United are ranked 16th and eighth respectively.
Dimba Patriots, Vihiga Bullets and MCF occupy the bottom three slots, thanks to their slow start in the league.

Dimba who merged with Mwatate United have eight points so are Bullets who have since relocated to Nairobi.

MCF who have won a game so far have eight points.