NSL Preview: Top four sides renew rivalry as league homestretch hots up

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Nairobi Stima's Patrick Mugendi keeps the ball away from KCB's Bethuel Warambo as Dennis Ng'ang'a watches on during a past FKF National Super League match at Camp Toyoyo

FKF National Super League top four sides Ushuru, Vihiga United, Wazito and KCB will be out for all three points as they take the pitch on Sunday, November 19, 2017.

KCB strolled past Nairobi Stima in their last match played at Camp Toyoyo, and will be up against St Joseph Youth in Nakuru. The bankers need all three points to keep themselves in contention for promotion. St Joseph Youth is five points ahead of relegation battling Agro Chemical and Administration Police.

League leaders Ushuru, in the meantime, will face relegated MOSCA at Camp Toyoyo. Ushuru is top of the log with 75 points from 34 matches, and in prime position for promotion. The Taxmen will, however, be cautious to avoid a slip-up, as only two points separate them with fourth-placed KCB.

At the Thika sub-county Stadium, Vihiga United will be the guest to Bidco United. Vihiga edged out Palos 0-1 in midweek, courtesy of a goal by Captain Okullo. The win was vital to keep them in the race. Vihiga will come up against a Bidco United side that has won four games in a row against MOSCA, Palos, Nairobi City Stars and FC Talanta

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Two matches will be aired live on free to air channel Bamba Sports on Sunday, November 19, 2017. Relegation-threatened Administration Police will be up against Palos in the first live match of the day at 2 pm before Wazito faces Kibera Black Stars at 4.15 pm.

AP will be hoping to give a good account of themselves in their bid to avoid the chop. The law enforcers are tied at 28 points with Agro Chemical, albeit with a game in hand. A loss could put AP in danger of relegation. Wounded Palos, on the other hand, will be hoping to bounce back from a heartbreaking 0-1 loss to Vihiga United in midweek.

Wazito will also be looking forward to a win against Kibera Black Stars, in their bid to gain promotion to the top tier. The latter has won nine matches in a row, the latest being a 0-1 win over Nakuru All Stars. Black Stars, meanwhile, will hope to avenge a 1-0 loss suffered in the first leg encounter pitting the two sides at Camp Toyoyo.

Two matches will be played on Friday, November 17, 2017. Modern Coast Rangers will host Kenya Police at the Mbaraki Sports Club while at the Sudi Stadium in Bungoma, GFE 105 will be up against Nakuru All Stars. Isibania will host Nairobi City Stars at the Awendo Green Stadium on Saturday, November 18, 2017. On Sunday, Nairobi Stima will face FC Talanta in Naivasha

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