There exists considerable excitement among football fans on social media, as the 2017/2018 English Premier League season kicks off on Friday (August 11th) after an 83-day break.
Arsenal will face Leicester in the first of the 380 league matches this season over the next 10 months.
The league’s defending champions Chelsea, alongside Manchester United, Liverpool Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur command the most followers in Kenya.
All these clubs are expected to be among the top contenders for the title this season.
— Fintech Evangelist (@SimplyAzodo) August 11, 2017
The EPL begins: About 30 million Nigerian youths are getting employed this weekend.
Sport bet, Naira bet & Naija bet resume operation fully😂
— enitan jacobson (@jeycube2) August 11, 2017
— Sportshaq Bar (@SportshaqBar) August 11, 2017
#KenyaMovingForward EPL is back ! President is back
— Dr_KiptoreTM (@DrfellaOfficial) August 11, 2017
Hey don’t call me
Am watching EPL#Theepl
— Santa Frank (@santafrank4) August 11, 2017
Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama features prominently for Tottenham, whilst another player of Kenyan descent, Belgium’s Divock Origi is attached to Liverpool.
Other star players to watch out for in the competition this season include Manchester United’s new Sh10 billion signing Romelu Lukaku, Arsenal new signing Alexandre Lacazzette, Liverpool’s Brazilian playmaker Coutinho and Chelsea’s new Spanish forward Avaro Morata.