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Battle royale as season ends

The 2013 Tusker Premier League comes to an end this weekend but the battle is far from over for teams eyeing second spot as well as those battling to avoid relegation.

AFC Leopards, Sofapaka and KCB all have a chance of finishing second.

Ingwe need to win to all but guarantee second spot. They are tied on 47 points with Sofapaka and have a superior goal difference. Sofapaka know a win will assure them of second spot if Leopards lose or draw.

If their head to head record falter, KCB in fourth can overhaul them with a win.

At the other end of the log, Kakamega Homeboyz and Sony Sugar have a fight of their lives to avoid joining Karuturi Sports in the second tier football next season.

Sony host Bandari at Awendo, while the Kakamega-based side entertains AFC Leopards at Bukhungu Stadium. Sony are two points ahead of Homeboyz.

Sony need a win to mathematically guarantee survival. A draw may not be enough because, as things stand, Homeboyz have a superior goal difference and a win will see them sneaking through.

“The fight continues. We are better placed to survive the chop at the moment and that is where the focus is,” Sony coach Zedekiah Otieno told Nairobi News.

Homeboyz know that their fate lies in the hands of Bandari and will be hoping that the Coast – based side will do them the favour of beating the Sugar men.

“We have a tough match against AFC, but we are at home and we know we can beat them and hope other results go our way,” Homeboyz coach Edward Manoah said.

All matches kick off Saturday at 3pm.

Fixtures

AFC Leopards vs Homeboyz (Bukhungu)

Chemelil Sugar vs City Stars (Chemelil)

Thika United vs Muhoroni Youth (Thika)

Sony Sugar vs Bandari (Awendo )

Karuturi Sports vs KCB (Karuturi )

Mathare United vs Sofapaka (Kasarani)

Western Stima vs Tusker (Bukhungu)

Ulinzi Stars vs Gor Mahia (Afraha)