The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Premier League is setting itself up for a delicious finish as teams battle for the crown and some for their survival.
What was an 11-point lead at the summit of the standings by Kakamega Homeboyz a few weeks ago is now been trimmed to just six points as Tusker labour to defend the crown they won last season.
With just seven games to the end of the season, Homeboyz who are chasing their first ever league title are in the lead with 55 points as Tusker come in second with 49 points.
The two teams meet in a potential title decider on May 7 with the Brewers being the hosts of the crunch tie, well aware that their title defence is still within reach.
Head coach Robert Matano now says that the title race will go down to the wire, assuring fans and opposition supporters alike that they are not throwing in the towel just yet.
“It’s good and that is what we call competition and we are very happy that we are slowly reducing the gap at the top and that we are climbing steadily. It is pleasant to see that we have now managed to amass six points after winning two matches on the trot,” Matano said in an interview with Citizen Sports.
Matano who led Sofapaka to their only league title in 2009, has called on his players to maintain their consistency to keep alive their hopes of a silverware this season and wants nothing short of a win in their game against Homeboyz.
“We must be at our best. For them (Homeboyz), let them do what they can while we do what we can and see how it ends,” he added.