The Kenya Premier League season continues to get tougher by the day and leaders Tusker now face an acid Gor Mahia test on Thursday at the Ruaraka Grounds.
The brewers are sitting at the top of the standings with 47 points after 22 games and remain on course to win a first title since 2016.
They go up against record winners Gor Mahia, who are in fourth place with 39 points, after a run of three games without a defeat.
Gor are reeling after beating eternal rivals AFC Leopards on post-match penalties to be crowned Football Kenya Federation Cup champions.
The victory last Saturday ensured that the 19-time KPL winners will represent the country at the CAF Confederation Cup.
It’s a tough weekend for Robert Matano’s charges who will take on second place KCB FC three days later at the Utalii Grounds.
Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno’s KCB have only lost once in their last 5 matches, leaving them only one point behind league leaders Tusker.
AFC Leopards are on a slump that has seen them win just one match from their last five, leaving them in third place with 40 points.
They host a stubborn sixth-place Bandari FC on Sunday, hoping to keep their hopes of a first title since 1998 alive.
The current KPL top scorer Eric Kapaito has been in fine form and continued his imperial scoring run with a brace against Western Stima in a 2-2 draw.
Kariobangi Sharks will turn to him again in a couple days as they take on Posta Rangers on Saturday afternoon.
KENYA PREMIER LEAGUE MATCHDAY 23 FIXTURES
Tusker FC vs Gor Mahia FC
Posta Rangers vs Kariobangi Sharks
Vihiga United vs Wazito FC
Ulinzi Stars vs Nairobi City Stars
AFC Leopards vs Bandari FC
Bidco United vs Sofapaka
Kakamega Homeboyz vs Mathare United