It’s back, it’s exciting, it’s big. It’s what I would best describe as the big boy’s league. Ladies and Gentlemen- introducing the 2013 KPL TOP 8 Tournament.
Now in its third edition; the drama, the pride, the astute beauty and flair that is characterized with this tournament probably in Kenya is second to none. For the fans; come on, a source of pride, for the players and clubs as a whole- isn’t it time to get your hands full with accolades? Everyone is a winner as it sounds- but no one dare walks home a loser.
After a beautiful play of hands in a pool of ‘balls’ stuck in a bowl made of glass- it’s time finally for the real ball to meet the clutter of shoes, the dew of the grass and the many strings of the net.
A quick look at the fixtures
Sofapaka FC v Thika United. Wednesday 3rd April 2013. K.O 1900HRS
Gor Mahia v Ulinzi Stars. Wednesday 10th April 2013. K.O 1900HRS
AFC Leopards v Chemelil Sugar. Wednesday 17th April 2013. K.O 1900HRS
Tusker FC v Mathare United. Wednesday 24th April 2013. K.O 1900HRS
All matches will be live on SuperSport9 East.
From walkovers to sometimes ‘weird trophy hand-over moments’ the tournament as a whole has been a success. This year can only get better. With KPL helping in organizing the teams before the matches, making sure they are sorted financially and that they do not exhaust their League resources- it’s only fair to say even the teams have no excuse for giving it their all.
A series of heartbreaks, shocks, terrifying moments, outright genius and even the not so genius will shape the course of this year’s tournament. I can see it coming, I can’t be sure how but throughout the eyes of these four Football writers- Here is a sneak preview. Enjoy
Part 1 is; Sofapaka v Thika by Fridah Kariuki while AFC Leopards v Chemelil FC by Mercy Njueh. Enjoy it HERE
Part 2 will be up tomorrow- keep checking.