The FKF Presidents Cup takes centre stage this weekend with former champions AFC Leopards and Mathare United facing off in the top billing clash in the opening round of this tournament.
Leopards coach Jan Koops revealed they are taking this tournament seriously as they bid to return to Continental football from two possible fronts. Koops stated that he might give Burundian Floribert Ndayisema his first start for the club since getting his International Transfer cCertificate "Floribert will definitely start. We also hope that (Patrick) Matasi will be able to play some part in the game," said Koops
Matasi has struggled to regain his status as the number one goalkeeper for Ingwe since he contracted malaria when in camp with national team Harambee Stars an illness that slowed down his rise in the goalkeeping ranks in the country and denied him the opportunity to win his first cap for the national team.
Mathare are also in good shape going into the match with Stanley Okumbi's men enjoying a four game unbeaten run in the KPL that will be tested by the team they beat in 1998 to claim their first and only cup triumph.
Reigning champions Gor Mahia take on lowly Borabu tomorrow in another clash involving a KPL team. Zdravko Logarusic's men go into the game on a high after beating Tusker 1-0 in their first leg of their Top Eight semi final on Thursday. Ugandan Ivan Anguyo scored from the spot late in the first half to give Gor the advantage going into the second leg. Another high profile clash will see Sofapaka tackle Ulinzi Stars.
Other fixtures are Buru Buru Sacramento vs Western Stima, Muhoroni Youth vs West Kenya Sugar, Kakamega Homeboyz vs Bidco United, Congo United vs Isiolo Youth Longonort vs Mahakama, Branch "A" vs Wamo, Tusker vs Keroka Technical, Branch "B" vs FC Talanta, Riply vs Nzoia United, Wazito vs Moyas; KRA vs Malindi United, Karuturi Sport vs Nakumatt, Nairobi Stima vs Shabana.