NSL: Ushuru win, Wazito Thumped

Kangemi All Stars bad run in form continued on Monday when they were thumped 3-0 by table toppers Ushuru FC in a top versus bottom National Super League(NSL) played at the Camp Toyoyo.

In the second match of the day, Wazito FC were humbled 3-1 by Talanta in what was the highlight of the day.

Kangemi who had beaten City Stars 2-1 two days ago went into the match with hopes of causing an upset but were met with heavy resistance from the otherwise experienced Ushuru side. The hosts kept the ball in the opening stages of the match, toying around Ken Kenyatta’s side but were undone by the gaps left in the rear. Captain Moses Mweya could not cope up with the pace from the Ushuru attackers led by Edwin Mwaura and Brian Yakhama.

In the 15th minute of the match. Mweya was caught out of position by a long searching ball by Brian Otieno who had spotted Yakhama, the pace of the former Nzoia Sugar man left the Kangemi captain napping and his rasping shot whizzed past a stranded Stanley Muchiri for the opener.

Oscar Mbugua doubled the lead just before the break, heading home a Barrack Odhiambo’s in swinger to give the Taxmen a 2-0 half time lead.

Kangemi made an early substitution in the second half, bringing in goalkeeper  Samuel Mudaka for Muchiri. Mudaka was straight on called into action, keeping out Mwaura and Yakhama in quick succession. He however could do little to stop Alex Sunga from scoring the third late on in the second half as Ushuru stayed top of the table with 41 points.

In the second match of the day, anky forward Paul Karuri netted a brace, with Abdulwahab Adam also on the score sheet as Talanta thrashed Wazito 3-1 to fourth in the table.

Karuri opened scores with a fine poke finish that left the entire Wazito defence napping. The visitors hanged on for the unlikely lead going into halftime.

In the second half Talanta scored from yet another break, this time round Karuri squaring the ball for Abdulwahab who tapped home to give Juma Abdalla’s side a double advantage. Karuri then headed home a Sebastian Osodo cross to confirm all the three points for Talanta. Substitute Kennedy Ayako scored a late consolation for the Moneybags but it was a little bit too late as they slipped to third in the table.

Elsewhere, Kenya Police picked up a 2-1 win over Modern Coast Rangers in Naivasha.

 

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