Embu County League lovers will have a double treat this weekend as the return of the competition’s second leg gets underway. After witnessing the start of what promises to be another exciting English Premier League season on Saturday, teams will turn their focus to the County League which resumes on Sunday, August 12.
The second round fixtures were officially released on Friday 3rd August during a Stakeholder’s meeting held at Panesic Hotel, Embu.
Five matches will headline the first game week of the second leg. Manchester have an early chance to dislodge Triumph from the league summit when they travel to Kithimu for their first match of the second leg since the church side does not return to action until the following Sunday.
St. Lwanga will be hosting Kathanjuri at their Muragari home ground for the second chapter opener. This is one of the highlight matches of the week. St. Lwanga are ninth on the log with 20 points, two points and two places ahead of Murigi boys. A rivalry stemming from their district level days and constituency competitions will, however, more instrumental in making this an explosive encounter.
Dunga will go up against Black cats in an early season town derby at Njukiri Showground. The match was initially slotted to be played at the Moi Stadium but the venue is currently unavailable. Dunga, leaders with a perfect record for the first nine matches, suffered a disastrous tail-end of the first leg where they lost to Manchester, 3K, Faith Muchonoke and Mwamba in quick succession. They still occupy a decent fourth position with 33 points, five off the top.
Third-placed defending Champions 3K travel to Ugweri on the same day with a chance to go top in case Manchester fail to win. The Kagumori side sits two points behind their Kairuri rivals but have an elephant 29 goal difference against Manchester’s 20.
Faith Muchonoke will be at home to Mwamba in another headline match. The teams lie in fifth and sixth position respectively and have been causing discomfort for the top sides throughout the first leg. They will both look to show a serious intent of surging into the top positions with a win on Sunday.
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