Super Saturday

10 Apr
Sergio Aguero's injury time goal that snatched the title away from Manchester United and won the Premier League for Manchester City.

Sergio Aguero’s injury time goal that snatched the title away from Manchester United and won the Premier League for Manchester City in 2012.

In what could be the most thrilling end to a Zanzibar FC in recent history, one of three teams could be crowned champions come midnight on Saturday. Throw the golden boot trophy into the mix and you have what could be a memorable night.

Hussein Walji’s Taifa Stars are in pole position knowing their fate is in their own hands – a win on Saturday night and they are champions.

Kakamega Homeboyz FC looked to be favourites going into last weekend but a total capitulation in the first half of their match against Polisi Dodoma opened up the door for Taifa Stars.

The Homeboyz went in at half-time 5-1 down but eventually showed some of the form made them title contenders, but couldn’t quite close the gap losing 8-7.

The third team with an outside chance of winning the league is Polisi Dodoma, or “the entertainers” as they’re affectionately known by their fans, have a style of play that is reminiscent of Kevin Keegan’s Newcastle side of the late 90’s – their policy is attack is the best form of defense.

Even though Polisi have amassed an impressive 86 goals in 17 games, they have the worst defensive record outside of the bottom two teams having shipped 67 goals – which is too many for a real title contender.

With the schedules the way they are it’s going to be squeaky bum time for all of the top three. A win for Polisi Dodoma at 9pm would see them go top of the table. The pressure would then be on Kakamega Homeboyz FC who play at 10pm – a win would see them regain the top stop with Taifa Stars yet to play.

Finally, Taifa Stars play at 11pm with only the AFC Leopards between them and a league winner’s medal – we’re in for a cracking night.

The final game of the night between the bottom two, Gymkhana and Black Mambas FC, has pride at stake. With the Mambas currently propping up the table two-points points behind Gymkhana, they’ll be looking for a victory in order to condemn Gymkhana to the bogey prize of finishing bottom.

If that wasn’t enough, the Golden Boot is up for grabs with Polisi Dodoma’s Ali Manekia leading the chart with 30 goals and the Indomitable Lions’ in-form Jawad Janmohamed only 1 behind on 29 goals (4 for Chipolopolo).

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