10 July 2012

Kenya: Kariobangi Sharks and Agro to Stay Top in Respective Zones

Kariobangi Sharks and Agro Chemicals extended their hunt for Premier League football as they held onto the nationwide Zone 'A' and 'B' leadership standings respectively. Agro posted mixed results from their two fixtures, falling 1-2 to Soin Flourspar away in Flourspar on Saturday before pulling off a 3-1 win over GFC 105 at Eldoret Harambee on Sunday.

They now lead the log with 47 points after 21 outings, two better than second-placed Kakamega Homeboys. Sharks managed a 2-1 win over Gatundu Stars in their only match of the weekend to take their tally to 43 points from 20 matches. Former Kenyan Premier league side Bandari of Mombasa beat Mathare Youth 1-0 to keep tabs with Sharks with 40 points.

Bidco are third, level on points with Bandari but commands an inferior goal difference. Homeboys were the biggest Zone B beneficiaries of the weekend fixtures as they managed 2-0 wins over Karungu and HBC Milimani. Nakuru All Stars are third in the log with 42 points after 20 matches and also had a fruitful weekend as they beat Yanga 3-0 on Sunday.

Finlay Horticulture are fourth with 41 point followed by Finlays Horticulture, who has 39. Milimani are bottom of the 20-team table with only three points from a possible 60. Other Zone A matches played over the weekend saw Mahakama draw 0-0 with Nairobi Stima, KRA beat Coast United 1-0, Ligi Ndogo shared the spoils with Kibera Celtic at 1-1 while Magongo Rangers beat Sparki Youth 1-0. On Sunday, Iron Strikers fell 0-1 to former KPL side Congo United, KSL beat Bidco 2-1 while Mathare Youth beat Coast United 2-1. In Zone B, Longonot Horticulture beat Outgrowers 2-0, Finlays prevailed 4-0 over Comply while Timsales beat Outgrowers 2-0 in Elburgon.

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