CRUNCH TIME IN THE KUSA LEAGUE AS TEAMS FACE ELEVEN GAMES IN FOUR WEEKS
By KEN ANDREW
Thumbnail Photo Courtesy of Emmanuel Loreng’.
Daystar City and Daystar Falcons football teams are gearing up for a tough four weeks which will see them play twice every weekend in the Kenya University Sports Association (KUSA) League, Nairobi conference.
The Falcons have one fixture on the weekend of 26th and 27th June and their double game weekends start on Saturday 3rd July 2021.Daystar City, having played a game less, kick off their double game weekends on 26th June 2021 against Pan Africa University. Both teams are looking to start the run strongly and have a good end to what has been a long season because of the pandemic. The period is especially tough for the Falcons who also have fixtures in the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Division Two Eastern Zone alongside the KUSA league games. They will need a big squad with no injuries to be able to sail easily through this tough period.
The Falcons have had a tough season in the KUSA League. They are on two points having played five times. They have not been able to win a game this season- drawing two and losing three- and are keen to turn their fortunes this weekend as they face Gretsa University on Sunday. The game is seen as winnable for the Falcons as Gretsa University are at the bottom of the log (yet to kick a ball in the restarted league) and are not usually the toughest of opponents for the Falcons. Fatigue could also play a key role in that match as Gretsa play twice that weekend, facing KCA on Saturday before the Falcons on Sunday.
City will be starting the period off with a win in the derby. Their current record stands at four games played with two losses, one draw and one win. They will only be focused on the varsity league as they do not participate in the FKF leagues. Their first double game weekend will see them face Pan Africa University and KCA University, who are both tough outfits that will be looking to gain maximum points.
The league leaders, Kenyatta University, will also face tough fixtures this weekend with the ‘KU Derby’ taking center stage on Saturday 26th June as they take on Kenyatta University Nairobi Campus. On Sunday, they will face long time challengers JKUAT Main Campus in what will be a tasty clash for the fans and the result might have a serious effect on the league table. Kenyatta University will have a home advantage as all the league games will be taking place at their school football pitches.
Key Fixtures and Dates in the KUSA League 2021 Saturday 26th June 2021: KU vs. KU Nairobi
Sunday 11th July 2021: Daystar City vs. KU
Sunday 18th July 2021: Daystar Falcons vs. Daystar City
Sunday 25th July 2021: KU vs. Daystar Falcons.