NSL Review:  KCB regain footing as Western Stima lose derby bragging rights

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KCB vs Coast Stima
KCB forward Simon Abuko in action during their match against Coast Stima. He was on target as KCB rose to second following their win

KCB rose up to second on the FKF National Super League table following a 2-0 win over Coast Stima in a match played on Saturday, May 12, 2018.

A goal by Simon Abuko from close range in the second half, coupled with a late strike by Dennis Ng’ang’a, saw the Bankers close in on league leaders Western Stima.

The gap has since reduced to five points with KCB having a game in hand.

In another match played at the same venue, Ushuru was held to a 0-0 draw by GFE 105. The Taxmen are third on the log with 29 points from 16 matches.

Dennis Nganga
KCB defender Dennis Nganga leads his teammates in celebrating his second-half strike from long range

Saturday Results

  1. Ushuru 0-0 GFE 105 (Camp Toyoyo)
  2. Kisumu All-Stars 0-2 Nairobi City Stars (Moi Stadium, Kisumu)
  3. KCB 2-0 Coast Stima (Camp Toyoyo)
  4. Kangemi All-Stars 1-2 Kibera Black Stars

On Sunday, league leaders Western Stima suffered their second loss of the season at the hands of Nairobi Stima. The match ended 0-1.

The loss sees Stima’s lead at the top cut to five points, with second-placed KCB having a match in hand.

Kenya Police also bounced back to winning ways when they edged out Green Commandos 4-1 at the Karuturi Grounds.

Administration Police, meanwhile, bounced back from a 5-1 defeat in their last match to edge out FC Talanta 1-0 at Camp Toyoyo.

Alex Sunga
Ushuru FC is still in the promotion bracket despite dropping points to GFE 105, at home.

Sunday Results

  1. Modern Coast Rangers 2-1 Bidco United (Mbaraki Sports Club)
  2. Western Stima 0-1 Nairobi Stima (Moi Stadium, Kisumu)
  3. Kenya Police 4-1 Green Commandos (Karuturi Grounds)
  4. Administration Police 1-0 FC Talanta

Updated Standings

Round 18 Fixtures

Results