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October 18, 2018

Wanga urges Homeboyz teammates to focus on the prize

Western Stima Kevin Okoth clears the ball past Mathare United Chrispin Oduor 
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Western Stima Kevin Okoth clears the ball past Mathare United Chrispin Oduor /enos teche

National Super League leaders Western Stima have an opportunity to widen the gap to eight points when they play FC Talanta today at Camp Toyoyo.

Stima, who are gunning to return to the Kenyan Premier League sit at the crest of the standings with 35 points—five ahead of the second-placed Kenya Commercial Bank, who are scheduled to play Nairobi Stima on Saturday.

The Richard Makumbi-coached side will be seeking to bounce back to winning ways following their 1-0 loss to Nairobi Stima over the weekend in a match dubbed ‘Stima Derby’. Similarly, Talanta, who are placed 12th will also be aiming to revenge their 1-0 loss at the hands of Administration Police last weekend.

The 1pm televised clash will later pave way for seventh-placed Kibera Black Stars who are scheduled to host Kisumu All Stars, currently placed ninth.

Kibera’s head coach Godfrey Oduor believes his side will rise to the occasion and capitalise on the home advantage. Oduor, who missed the club’s three matches while on duty with the national U-17 Cecafa tournament in Burundi a month ago, said he was ready to steer the team back on track.

“While I was in Burundi, the performance was not so pleasing but that’s not new in football. Today our target is to win maximum points and the team is aware how important it is for us to win this and every match. We also have the home advantage and the support from the fans. I hope we will revive the tempo we displayed at the start of the season,” said the coach.

In other matches set for today at various venues, Coast Stima host Kenya Police while bottom-placed Nakuru All Stars battle sixth-ranked Modern Coast Rangers at Afraha Stadium.

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