Sportpesa Cup winners, Kariobangi to face Ulinzi ahead of their maiden clash with Everton

Ulinzi stars, 2010 Kenya Premier League winners and three times in a row winner of the same trophy back in 2003 to 2005 will host the industrious boys of Kariobangi in their third last match of the season at their home ground, Afraha Stadium Nakuru in an attempt to enter the top five in the KPL log.

Ulinzi who is the only team to win the Kenya Premier League three times in a row after Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards are currently at position nine with equal points (forty) with  KCB who are ahead of them with a goal difference will have to win their three remaining matches to get  spot in the top six which is unless the teams ahead of them lose.

The security men have had a very poor run in the season losing three of their last five matches and recording only a win and a draw.

Their most recent match was against relegation-threatened Chemilil over the weekend which ended in a barren draw an indication that their match against the eleventh positioned Kariobangi will be hard.

Their rivals of the day who will face Everton in early July, are eleventh on the log with only two points behind Ulinzi and have also had a poor run despite being the Sportpesa cup winners.

The industrious boys have three matches before the season ends which are against Ulinzi, Nkumatt and Vihiga. They have differently lost four of their most recent matches in the league and recorded a draw.

The only two times Kariobangi have played against Ulinzi have recorded draws of 1-1 and the boys are targetting their first win in the mid-week clash.

Everton will face Kariobangi Sharks this summer after the Kenyan side beat compatriots Bandari 1-0 on Sunday to lift the SportPesa Cup for the first time.

Kariobangi triumphed in the eight-team tournament, which featured clubs from Kenya and Tanzania, to earn the right to face the Toffees after Harrison Mwendwa’s 60th-minute strike decider in the final at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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