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2012 Kenyan Premier League

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Season  2012
Confederation Cup  Gor Mahia (cup winner)
Location  Kenya
Matches played  240
Champions League  Tusker
Dates  11 Feb 2012 – 10 Nov 2012
Goals scored  458
2012 Kenyan Premier League
Champions  Tusker 5th Premier League title 10th Kenyan title overall
Top 8 Cup  Tusker Gor Mahia A.F.C. Leopards Sofapaka Thika United Ulinzi Stars Chemelil Sugar Mathare United
Top goalscorer  John Baraza (Sofapaka) (18 goals)
Relegated  Posta Rangers F.C., Oserian F.C.
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The 2012 Kenyan Premier League (known as the Tusker Premier League for sponsorship reasons) was the ninth season of the Kenyan Premier League since its establishment in 2003 and the forty-ninth season of top division football in Kenya since 1963. It began on 11 February with Tusker and Nairobi City Stars and ended on 10 November with Oserian and Rangers. The winners of the league will earn a place at the preliminary round of the 2013 CAF Champions League and play against the 2012 FKF President's Cup champions at the 2013 Kenyan Super Cup.


The defending champions Tusker, who also became the defending champions of the Kenyan Super Cup after beating Gor Mahia, the defending champions of the FKF Cup, earlier in the year, won their tenth league title after beating Nairobi City Stars 3−0 away at the Hope Centre. Gor Mahia, the former league leaders with 58 points (Tusker were second with 57), needed a win against Thika United to clinch a record thirteenth title, but the match ended in a 1−1 draw. A.F.C. Leopards, who were third with 57 points (Tusker were ahead on goal difference), also needed a win for a chance at a record thirteenth title as well, but lost 1−0 away to Chemelil Sugar.

A total of 16 teams are competed for the league, with fourteen returning from the 2011 season and one promoted from the FKL Nationwide League and the KFF Nationwide League, which were joint to make FKF Division One after the 2011 season. FKL champions Oserian and KFF champions Muhoroni Youth were promoted, while Congo JMJ United and Bandari, finishing last and second-last respectively, were relegated. Oserian were relegated at the end of the season, along with Rangers.

The league was halted at the end of 20 May to give teams a chance to rest and make possible changes in their squads during the mid-year transfer window. Matches resumed on 23 June.

On 21 August, the Kenyan Premier League and East African Breweries signed a KSh. 170 million (US$2.02 million; £1.28 million; €1.62 million) deal to rename the league to the Tusker Premier League, making it the most lucrative deal in Kenyan football history.

Changes from last season

Relegated from Premier League
  • Bandari
  • Congo JMJ United
  • Promoted from FKL and KFF
  • Oserian
  • Muhoroni Youth
  • Teams

    Several teams share common stadiums in the league, the most shared being the Nyayo National Stadium, by A.F.C. Leopards, Muhoroni Youth, Rangers and Sofapaka.

    Half of all the 16 teams are based in Nairobi.

    Personnel and kits

    As of September 24, 2012.

    Managerial changes

    As of September 24, 2012.

    League table

    Updated to games played on 10 November 2012.
    Source: Kenyan Premier League
    Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
    1Gor Mahia qualified for the 2013 CAF Confederation Cup as winners of the 2012 FKF President's Cup.
    (C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
    Only applicable when the season is not finished:
    (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

    Positions by round

    The table lists the positions of teams after each week of matches. In order to preserve chronological evolvements, 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.

    Last updated: 10 November 2012


    Updated to games played on 10 November 2012.
    Source: Kenyan Premier League
    ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
    Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

    Top scorers

    Last updated: 10 November 2012


    2012 Kenyan Premier League Wikipedia