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December 16, 2018

Kibera Black Stars hope to keep top spot as NSL enters sixth round

Kibra blackstars Rashid Mayaka shields the ball against Isbania Geofrey Ambiro.JPG
Kibra blackstars Rashid Mayaka shields the ball against Isbania Geofrey Ambiro.JPG

Kibera Black Stars moved to the top of the log in the National Super League ahead of this weekend’s sixth round of fixtures.

The Kibera-based side lead the log with 10 points from five matches followed in second place by Western Stima on 10 points and Kisumu All Stars third also on 10 points but with an inferior goal difference.

Modern Coast Rangers and Nairobi Stima complete the top five places with nine and eight points respectively.

Stima and All Stars have a chance to leapfrog Kibera at least for 24 hours since they are playing on Sunday while Black Stars will be on Monday.

Stima will be hoping to bounce back after succumbing to a 3-1 defeat against Black Stars on Wednesday when they host unbeaten St Joseph’s Youth at Moi Stadium, Kisumu. Aslam Sajjad, Shawn Odhiambo and Henry Onyango scored for Black Stars in their win against Stima while Junior Mukisa netted Stima’s consolation.

All Stars travel to Nairobi to battle with Talanta at Camp Toyoyo with coach Nick Aketch promising three points.

The match will be the first of a double header to be played at the same venue. Strugglers Green Commandos face Ushuru who have remained win-less in the last four games. “Ordinarily, I would have given the boys a break after Bidco match but it will not happen. We start preparing for the game immediately. We are aiming at our fourth straight win,” said Aketch.  

Dan Musta’s Isibania FC will host Nairobi City Stars at Sony Green Stadium in Awendo, hoping for a win after two successive away draws against KCB and Kenya Police.

Former Kenya Premier League side, Nakuru All Stars, the only team without a point in the league so far host Bidco United who surrendered their unbeaten run against Kisumu All Stars on Wednesday. However, coach Leonard Saleh asked FKF to reign in on poor officiating.

“We are back to the dark days where teams playing at home are favoured by referees. It’s not my nature to complain about officiating but things are bad,” said Saleh who claimed his team was denied three penalties.

On Monday, Kenya Police hope to keep their unbeaten run in the league when they host Kangemi All Stars at Karuturi grounds in Naivasha while Administration Police who picked their first point on Wednesday entertain GFE 105 at Camp Toyoyo.

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