NSL: Promotion Race Hots Up

The race for Kenyan Premier League promotion will go down to the wire after three of the top contenders won all their weekend assignments. 

 

Ken Kenyatta’s Ushuru who were relegated in 2016 seem well on course after they thumped Palos FC 2-0 at the Moi Stadium, Kisumu. After a barren first half, Simon Mbugua opened the scores with Benson Amianda adding the second ten minutes later through the spot. Wazito FC meanwhile edged hosts Nakuru All Stars 1-0 to keep up pace with the more experienced Ushuru side. On Sunday, KCB had to respond to Ushuru and Wazito’s wins and they did so in style, scoring three goals in five minutes to see off Nairobi Stima 3-1, thereby dashing the Powermen’s slim chances of featuring in next year’s top flight. 

The relegation battle isn’t easy either especially after Monday’s fixture that saw Administration Police draw 1-1 with City Stars at the Camp Toyoyo. It was a game that AP had to win if they are to confirm their status in the second tier but started the game on a wrong foot, falling behind to an own goal by Herbert Okoth, they however had to rely on their most experienced player, Humphrey Alemba to restore parity later on in the match. 

Ushuru are top the log with 75 points with Wazito second on 74, KCB are theird, two points behind Ushuru with Vihiga who have a match in hand fourth with 71 points.

 

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