Leopards to launch Cup defence against Shabana as Gor land Assad


Leopards to launch Cup defence against Shabana as Gor land Assad
(FILE)AFC Leopards led by scorer Ezekiel Odera celebrate a goal during their Kenyan Premier League match at Awendo Green stadium in Migori County on March 04, 2018. AFC Leopards SC won 2-0. Photo/Kelly Ayodi/Sportpicha

In Summary

  • Domestic Cup holders AFC Leopards will begin their defence of the Shield Tournament against third-tier side Shabana FC.
  • Leopards won the knock-out tournament last year after beating Kariobangi Sharks 2-0 in the final and will be keen to go all the way and add silverware to their trophy cabinet, when tehy launch tehir quest on the weekend of June  1-3.

Domestic Cup holders AFC Leopards will begin their defence of the Shield against third-tier side Shabana FC.

Leopards won the knock-out tournament last year after beating Kariobangi Sharks 2-0 in the final and will be keen to go all the way to add silverware to their trophy cabinet, when they launch their quest on the weekend of June  1-3.

In the draws done on Monday in Nairobi, league champions Gor Mahia were pitted against SS Assad; Tusker drew Taita Taveta FC while Kakamega Homeboyz will begin their Cup quest against Asec FC.

Sofapaka who had had an impressive run in the competition winning three crowns in 2007, 2010 and 2014 — will attempt to win the Cup again when they begin their hunt against one-time giants Reunion.

Ephrem Guikan (R) of Gor Mahia FC fouls Qualid Khardiji of USM Alger FC during their CAF Confederation Cup match at the Kasarani stadium in Nairobi Kenya on May 16, 2018. The match ended in a barren draw. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha

Winners will take home Sh. 2 million, runners-up Sh. 1 million, while third and fourth place finishers will contend with Sh 750,000 and Sh 500,000 respectively .

Fixtures

Sony sugar v rain forest

AFC Leopards v Shabana

G.F.E 105 v Vegpro

Kisumu all starts v MKU Nakuru

Nakuru all stars v River plate

Kenya police v Nakuru west

Kakamega Homeboyz v Asec

Bidco v Kabras

Posta Rangers v Transmara Sugar

Raiply v Kisumu Hot Stars

Timsales v Bungoma Superstars

Ulinzi Stars v Transmillan

Nzoia Sugar v Dero AFC

Eldoret Youth v Trans FC

Mwatate United v Fortune Sacco

Ushuru v Nungoni Youth

Bandari FC v Berlin

Tusker v Taita Taveta

Leyes v Emausians

KCB v Nanyuki All stars

Sofapaka v Reunion

Equity Bank v Baba dogo United

Naivas FC v Friendly Zone

Zetech University v Tandaza

Gor Mahia v SS Assad

Savannah Cement v Kenpoly

K Sharks v Nanyuki Youth

Wazito v Nairobi Water

Talanta v Ligi Ndogo

Modern Coast Rangers v Mbalaji FC

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