Sakaja Super Cup Group Stage Climax: Teams Battle For Sub-County Quarter-Final Berths

Sakaja Super Cup Tournament players in action at playgrounds in Mathare Constituency. PHOTO/COURTESY

NAIROBI, Kenya- In a thrilling culmination of the Sakaja Super Cup’s group stage matches, the hunt for coveted quarter-final spots has intensified. The fifth round of midweek fixtures, scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, November 8th-9th, 2023, promises a dramatic showdown as teams vie for the next phase of this highly anticipated tournament.

Victor Wanyama’s Country Bus FC Faces Do-or-Die Clash with Ngara

Sakaja Super Cup Tournament players in action at playgrounds in Roysambu Constituency. PHOTO/COURTESY

It’s a day of reckoning for Victor Wanyama’s Country Bus FC, where their dreams of reaching the quarter-finals hanging by a thread. In a decisive fixture of Starehe Sub County’s pool B at Landi Mawe grounds, they must outperform Ngara to secure a qualification spot. Both teams are locked in a fierce battle, tied with nine points each, and only a victory will grant them access to the next stage, joining the formidable Kawasaki, who have already amassed an impressive 12 points.

Kayole Asubuhi Fights for Survival in Group A

Sakaja Super Cup Tournament playoffs in Embakasi South Constituency. PHOTO/COURTESY

Embakasi Central witnesses the 2015 Super 8 Premier League champions, Kayole Asubuhi, coached by Kenyan football legend Isaiah “Song” Omondi, who is renowned for his defensive skills. However, they find themselves in a precarious situation, facing potential elimination. In a Group A fixture at Calvary grounds on Wednesday, November 8th, 2023, they take on the bottom-placed and winless Matopeni United FC.

Currently tied for third place with six points, Kayole Asubuhi has no room for error as they must secure nothing less than a win to advance. Their counterparts, Kayole All Stars, are set to face Kapolo FC on the same day, adding more drama to the competition.

Reliable Base Stands in the Way of Terror Squad’s Quarter-Final Aspirations

Sakaja Super Cup Tournament Playoffs in Embakasi South Constituency. PHOTO/COURTESY

Kasarani becomes the battleground for another thrilling encounter, as Reliable Base emerges as the last obstacle for the Nairobi Champions League champions, Terror Squad, also known as Kasarani Red Eagles Academy. This match, set for Wednesday, November 8th, 2023, at Njiru grounds, holds the key to the final qualification slot, alongside the already qualified Kamulu United FC.

Terror Squad currently holds second place with six points, sharing the same point tally with third-placed Reliable Base. Their superior goal difference, attributed to their remarkable 10-0 victory over Ammosanders FC, positions them as favorites. The outcome of this clash will determine who advances to the quarter-finals.

Knockout Stage Calendar Unveiled: Grand Finale on the Horizon

Football fanatics gathered to witness and cheer their favorite players during the ongoing Sakaja Super Cup Series tournaments in Roysambu Constitency. PHOTO/COURTESY

The roadmap for the Sakaja Super Cup’s knockout stage has been unveiled, setting the stage for more thrilling action. The schedule includes:

Constituency Quarter Finals: Scheduled for November 11th-12th, 2023.

Constituency Semi-Finals: Slated for November 15th-19th, 2023.

Constituency Finals: To be held on November 20th-21st, 2023.

Inter-Constituency Draws: Scheduled for November 25th-26th, 2023.

Inter-Constituencies Knockout Rounds 1 and 2: Set for November 29th-30th and December 2nd-6th, 2023.

Quarter Finals: The quarter-finals are set to unfold on December 10th, 2023.

Semi-Finals: Anticipate the semi-finals on December 12th, 2023.

Third Place Playoffs: A clash for the third-place position is scheduled for December 16th, 2023.

Grand Finale: The pinnacle of the Sakaja Super Cup will culminate in a grand finale, promising excitement and intense competition.

With the group stage nearing its conclusion, the anticipation for the quarter-finals and beyond is palpable, as teams gear up for a shot at glory in the Sakaja Super Cup. Football enthusiasts can look forward to more riveting moments in the journey to crown the tournament champion.

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