2014 Kenyan Premier League

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Kenyan Premier League
Season2014
Champions
RelegatedNairobi City Stars
Top Fry AllStars
Champ. LeagueGor Mahia
Confed. CupSofapaka (cup winner)
Top 8 Cup
Matches played240
Goals scored453 (1.89 per match)
Top goalscorerDan Sserunkuma
(16 goals)
Biggest home winK.C.B. 4–0 Mathare United
(26 July 2014)[1]
Biggest away winMuhoroni Youth 1–5 Sofapaka
(15 February 2014)[2]
Highest scoringMuhoroni Youth 1–5 Sofapaka
(15 February 2014)[2]
2013
2015
All statistics correct as of 8 November 2014.

The 2014 Kenyan Premier League (known as the Tusker Premier League for sponsorship reasons) was the eleventh season of the Kenyan Premier League since it began in 2003. It was also the 51st season of top division football in Kenya since 1963. Gor Mahia won the league title for the second consecutive season, earning a place in the preliminary round of the 2015 CAF Champions League while 2014 FKF President's Cup champions Sofapaka represented Kenya in the preliminary round of the 2014 CAF Confederation Cup. The two teams faced each other at the 2015 Kenyan Super Cup.

A total of 16 teams competed for the league, with fourteen returning from the 2013 season and the promotion play-off winners of FKF Division One, which has since become the third tier of the Kenyan football league system after the introduction of the National Super League on 10 July 2013.[3]

Changes from last season[edit]

Locations of the 2014 Kenyan Premier League teams.
Locations of the 2014 Kenyan Premier League teams within Nairobi.
Relegated from Premier League
Promoted from Division One

Teams[edit]

Half of the 16 participating teams are based in the capital, Nairobi, while Bandari is the only team based at the Coast.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Location Stadium Capacity
A.F.C. Leopards Nairobi Nyayo National Stadium 30,000
Bandari Mombasa Mombasa Municipal Stadium 10,000
Chemelil Sugar Chemelil Chemelil Sports Complex 5,000
Gor Mahia Nairobi Nairobi City Stadium 15,000
K.C.B. Nairobi Nairobi City Stadium 15,000
Mathare United Nairobi Kasarani Stadium 60,000
Muhoroni Youth Muhoroni Muhoroni Stadium 5,000
Nairobi City Stars Nairobi Hope Centre 5,000
Sofapaka Nairobi Nyayo National Stadium 30,000
Sony Sugar Awendo Green Stadium 5,000
Thika United Thika Thika Municipal Stadium 5,000
Top Fry AllStars Nakuru Afraha Stadium 8,200
Tusker Nairobi Kasarani Stadium 60,000
Ulinzi Stars Nakuru Afraha Stadium 8,200
Ushuru Nairobi Public Service Grounds Unknown
Western Stima Kakamega Bukhungu Stadium 5,000

Head coaches[edit]

As of 18 July 2014.
Team Head coach
A.F.C. Leopards Netherlands Hendrik Pieter de Jongh
Bandari Kenya Twahir Muhiddin
Chemelil Sugar Kenya Mike Muiruri
Gor Mahia Scotland Bobby Williamson
Kenya Commercial Bank Kenya Rishadi Shedu
K.R.A. Kenya Ken Kenyatta
Mathare United Kenya Stanley Okumbi
Muhoroni Youth Kenya Francis Baraza
Nairobi City Stars England Tim Bryett
Sofapaka Uganda Sam Timbe
Sony Sugar Kenya Zedekiah Otieno
Thika United Kenya John Kamau
Top Fry AllStars Kenya Peter Okidi
Tusker Kenya Francis Kimanzi
Ulinzi Stars Kenya Robert Matano
Western Stima Kenya Henry Omino

Hooliganism[edit]

On 11 May 2014, the match between Thika United and A.F.C. Leopards was the season's first to be abandoned after fans of the latter invaded the pitch in the 85th minute, frustrated by their team's failure to get on the score sheet. At the time the match was called off, Thika United were leading 1–0.[4][5] The KPL awarded Thika United a 2–0 victory, and A.F.C. Leopards were handed a fine of Ksh. 500,000 to be paid by 20 June 2014.[6]

On 26 October 2014, fans of Gor Mahia turned violent at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos after their team's 3–2 loss to Sofapaka. Fans began throwing objects at the police after the match, and over an hour after the game both teams and a number of fans were still stranded at the stadium.[7] Following the match, Machakos County governor Alfred Mutua released a statement on behalf of the county government, banning Gor Mahia from the stadium "until further notice", and charging them Ksh. 10 million as compensation for damage caused to public and private property.[8][9] The Football Kenya Federation then fined the club Ksh. 500,000 for the crowd trouble and ordered them to play their remaining league games behind closed doors, while Sofapaka were also fined Ksh. 300,000 for failing to place sufficient security measures in the stadium as the host team.[10][11] However, in response to the sanctions imposed on Gor Mahia by the Machakos County government, the club's secretary-general Chris Omondi announced that the club would not be "paying any cent to Mutua", questioning his authority to impose a ban on the club.[12]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Gor Mahia (C) 30 17 9 4 43 21 +22 60 Qualification for 2015 CAF Champions League
2 Sofapaka 30 16 9 5 49 27 +22 57 Qualification for 2015 CAF Confederation Cup[a]
3 Tusker 30 14 11 5 42 25 +17 53
4 Ulinzi Stars 30 12 15 3 33 20 +13 51
5 Chemelil Sugar 30 12 12 6 24 16 +8 48
6 SoNy Sugar 30 9 14 7 27 21 +6 41[b]
7 A.F.C. Leopards 30 10 11 9 30 25 +5 41[b]
8 Muhoroni Youth 30 10 10 10 23 28 −5 40
9 Thika United 30 9 12 9 31 31 0 39
10 Mathare United 30 10 8 12 19 25 −6 38
11 Western Stima 30 9 9 12 26 33 −7 36
12 Ushuru 30 10 3 17 22 40 −18 33
13 Bandari 30 5 15 10 23 29 −6 30
14 Kenya Commercial Bank 30 7 8 15 30 39 −9 29
15 Nairobi City Stars (R) 30 4 12 14 18 35 −17 24 Relegation to 2015 National Super League
16 Nakuru AllStars (R) 30 3 8 19 13 38 −25 17
Updated to match(es) played on 8 November 2014. Source: Kenyan Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Sofapaka qualified for the 2015 CAF Confederation Cup as winners of the 2014 FKF President's Cup.
  2. ^ a b Sony Sugar were awarded 3 points and 2 goals after AFC Leopards failed to turn up for their match scheduled for 10 December.

Positions by round[edit]

The table lists the positions of teams after each week of matches. In order to preserve chronological evolutions, any postponed matches are not included to the round at which they were originally scheduled, but added to the full round they were played immediately afterwards. For example, if a match is scheduled for matchday 13, but then postponed and played between days 16 and 17, it will be added to the standings for day 16.

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Gor Mahia423734632111111211122211111111
Sofapaka162676743445544333333322222222
Tusker1036441111353222122211133333333
Ulinzi Stars1112111011121312131312791010777679777544444
Chemelil Sugar745212224222433445444444455555
A.F.C. Leopards6111315998101111101211111112131099788912128666
Muhoroni Youth1616151410898698666811121312111212121111799107
Thika United95796555566108899118866555666888
SoNy Sugar2113234787997766667810101012987779
Mathare United1214121112131414141414131213121089101089987101111910
Western Stima58415736987810978101213131111111010910101111
Ushuru13995810119753435555455566681112121212
Bandari371012141412131010111113121313911111213131313131313131313
Kenya Commercial Bank81314131515151616151515151616161616161515151414141414141414
Nairobi City Stars1410881311101112121314141414141414141414141515151515151515
Nakuru AllStars151516161616161515161616161515151515151616161616161616161616
Leader
Relegation to the 2015 Kenyan National Super League
Updated to match(es) played on 8 November 2014. Source: Futaa.com
Notes: Top 8 qualified for the 2015 KPL Top 8 Cup

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] AFC BND CHM GOR KCB MAU MHY NCS SOF SNY THU NAS TUS ULS UFC WST
A.F.C. Leopards 0–0 0–0 2–2 2–2 1–2 0–0 1–1 1–2 1–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 3–1 0–0
Bandari 2–3 0–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1
Chemelil Sugar 0–1 0–2 0–1 2–0 0–0 2–1 0–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–0
Gor Mahia 1–3 0–0 2–0 3–2 1–0 3–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 3–0 2–0
Kenya Commercial Bank 1–1 1–2 1–2 0–0 4–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 3–1 3–2 1–2 1–0 1–0 0–3
Mathare United 1–0 1–0 1–2 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–2 2–0 2–0
Muhoroni Youth 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–3 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–5 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 3–1 1–0
Nairobi City Stars 0–2 1–0 0–0 1–4 0–2 0–0 1–2 0–1 1–1 2–3 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–2 1–1
Sofapaka 0–0 3–0 1–1 3–2 3–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 0–1 0–2 3–0 4–2 1–1 3–2 3–3
SoNy Sugar 2–0[2] 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 3–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 0–1
Thika United 2–0 3–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–0
Nakuru AllStars 0–2 0–0 0–1 2–0 2–3 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–2
Tusker 0–0 2–1 0–1 1–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 2–2 3–0 2–1 3–1 3–1
Ulinzi Stars 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–2 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–1 0–0 3–0
Ushuru 1–0 2–1 0–2 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 3–1 0–3 0–1 2–1 1–0 0–2 2–3 1–0
Western Stima 2–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–0 0–2 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 0–1 0–1 1–0

Updated to games played on 8 November 2014.
Source: Kenyan Premier League
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
^ Sony Sugar were handed a walkover with 3 points and 2 goals after AFC Leopards failed to turn up for the match.[13]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals[14]
1 Uganda Dan Sserunkuma Gor Mahia 16
2 Kenya Enock Agwanda Sofapaka 11
Kenya Stephen Waruru Ulinzi Stars
4 Kenya Ekaliana Ndolo Sofapaka 9
Kenya Michael Olunga Thika United
Kenya Jesse Were Tusker
7 Kenya Dennis Odhiambo Thika United 8
8 Burundi Fiston Abdul Razak Sofapaka 7
Kenya John Baraza Sofapaka
Kenya Enos Ochieng Muhoroni Youth
Kenya Edwin Oduor Sony Sugar
Kenya Samuel Onyango Sony Sugar
Kenya Brian Osumba Tusker

Last updated: 8 November 2014

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KCB - Mathare United (26/07-2014 15:00)". Futaa.com. 26 July 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Muhoroni Youth - Sofapaka (15/02-2014 15:00)". Futaa.com. 15 February 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  3. ^ Amos Abuga (10 July 2013). "New FKF soccer Structure to be implemented next year". MichezoAfrika.com. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  4. ^ Dennis Kituyi (11 May 2014). "Thika- Leopards match called off". Futaa.com. Archived from the original on 12 May 2014. Retrieved 11 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Thika United, AFC Leopards match abandoned". MichezoAfrika.com. 11 May 2014. Retrieved 11 May 2014.
  6. ^ Vincent Opiyo (21 May 2014). "AFC loses Thika game, slapped with huge fine". Futaa.com. Archived from the original on 22 May 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  7. ^ Dan Ngulu (26 October 2014). "Fans, Police engage in running battles after Sofa – Gor match". Futaa.com. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  8. ^ Kevin Teya (27 October 2014). "Gor Mahia banned". Futaa.com. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  9. ^ "Governor Mutua bans Gor Mahia, wants 10m as compensation". MichezoAfrika.com. 27 October 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  10. ^ Wilson Mathu (28 October 2014). "Hooliganism: Gor Mahia, Sofapaka fined by FKF". Futaa.com. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  11. ^ "Gor hit big as FKF slaps fine". MichezoAfrika.com. 28 October 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  12. ^ Vincent Opiyo (29 October 2014). "Gor Mahia vows not to pay Mutua and Co". Futaa.com. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  13. ^ Dan Ngulu (10 December 2014). "SoNy Sugar – AFC Leopards game rolled". Futaa.com. Retrieved 2 April 2015.
  14. ^ "Kenyan Premier League: Top Scorers". Futaa.com.