Netizens share Kenya Premier League predictions as new season beckons

Netizens share Kenya Premier League predictions as new season beckons
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After a two-month hiatus, the Kenya Premier League resumes on Saturday for the 2023–24 campaign, and the excitement is currently at an all-time high.

On the back of an enthralling title race between Gor Mahia and Tusker last time out, which saw the former prevail by just one point, both teams will be in action on the opening day of the season.

Gor Mahia entertain the challenge of Sofapaka at the Nairobi City Stadium, while Tusker visit the Mombasa County Stadium to face off against Bandari.

While Gor Mahia and Tusker are nailed-on title contenders once again, Ploce FC, Nzoia Sugar, and KCB are not to be counted out, having all finished on 64 points last season, five and six points behind the eventual runners-up and champions, respectively.

We take a look at some of the Kenya Premier League predictions from fans who cannot wait for the action to get started.

Netizens share their Kenya Premier League predictions for the 2023-24 season

Gor Mahia to finish as champions

Gor Mahia showed great resolve to reclaim their league crown from Tusker with the best points tally of any Kenyan side since 2019.

In doing so, Johnathan McKinstry’s men extended their record of titles won to 20, seven more than Tusker behind them.

It is no surprise that K’Ogalo are once again viewed as favourites to emerge triumphant by Twitter user Zachary Oguda.

Talanta FC, Nairobi City Stars and Wazito all to be relegated

Talanta, Nairobi City Stars and Wazito were all a tad lucky to have beaten the drop, as they all finished just outside the bottom three.

The aforementioned teams also conceded the most goals in the Kenyan top-flight, with the exception of Mathare United and Vihiga, who ended up suffering relegation.

While Talanta, Nairobi City Stars and Wazito all survived by a close shave last time out, Twitter user

@NewsheriffUtd expects them to enjoy no such luck this time around.

Benson Omalla to finish as top scorer

Benson Omalla announced himself on the Kenyan stage with a mesmerising campaign in which he netted 26 times in 19 matches for champions Gor Mahia.

The 21-year-old, who scored six times in just five games during the 21/22 season, took no prisoners and scored for fun in his first full year with his new employers last time out.

However, Elvis Rupia ran Omalla close for the Golden Boot award, finishing just a goal behind, but Twitter user @ItisWinston expects Omalla to retain his scoring crown.

Bandari FC to win the FKF Cup

Kakamega Homeboyz upset the odds when they won the most recent edition of the FKF Cup, defeating Tusker in the final 1-0.

It would be an even bigger surprise if the Kenyan Cup champions managed to defend their crown at the expense of more illustrious sides.

Twitter user @o_chi_yeng_ is fancying Bandari FC to go all the way this time and pick up their third accolade in this competition and a first since 2019.

Player to watch – Erick Balecho

Erick Balecho was a standout performer for Murang'a Seal en route to their promotion to the Kenyan Premier League from the second division.

The winger carried his team on his back for large spells of last season and will need another impressive campaign if Vincent Nyaber's men are to fare well in their debut top-flight campaign.

Twitter user @_Maloba_ can see Balecho rising to the occasion and has consequently named him as the player to look out for.

This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago

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