NSL Review: Stima ends Police’s unbeaten run as Kisumu All Stars, KCB share spoils

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Kenya Police vs Western Stima
Part of the action in a past FKF National Super League match pitting Western Stima against Kenya Police at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu

League Leaders Western Stima made clear promotion intentions when they opened up a six-point gap at the summit, following a 2-1 win over Kenya Police.

The match played on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu, marked an end to Kenya Police’s unbeaten run.

Stima boasts of nine wins and three draws from 13 matches and has amassed 30 points, six more than second-placed Bidco United.

Third-placed KCB, meanwhile, dropped points for the second time in a row, this time against Kisumu All-Stars, at the latter’s backyard.

KCB vs Kisumu All Stars
Part of the action in the match pitting Kisumu All-Stars against KCB at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu

Left-back Dennis Nganga salvaged a point in the dying moments of the match after Samuel Ogola had given the hosts a second-half lead.

The Bankers, who have a game in hand, have garnered 24 points, six less than Western Stima.

Bamba Sports

Two matches were aired LIVE on Bamba Sports on Saturday, April 21, 2018, from the Karuturi Grounds in Naivasha.

Ushuru piled more misery on plummeting Isibania with a 2-0 win over the border side. Barrack Odhiambo and Enock Agwanda were on target for the Taxmen.

Bill Oporia
Ushuru forward Bill Oporia in action during the match that ended 2-0 in favour of the Taxmen

The win, coming on the back of a decision that saw Ushuru awarded 3 points from their 1-1 draw against Kisumu All Stars, has seen the Taxmen further rise to fifth with 21 points from 12 matches.

Also Read: Kisumu All Stars forfeit Ushuru NSL match

Nairobi Stima were also 2-0 winners over GFE 105 in the second match that kicked off at 3 pm. Joseph Shikokoti and Stephen Owusu were on target to see the Powermen end the week at seventh with 20 points from 12 matches.

nairobi stima vs gfe
Captains and match officials pose for a team photo prior to Nairobi Stima’s match against GFE 105

FC Talanta

St Joseph Youth pulled the biggest upset of the weekend when they dispatched FC Talanta 0-5 at Camp Toyoyo while Nakuru All-Stars finally notched their first win of the season when they edged out Green Commandos 1-0 in Nakuru.

FC Talanta vs St Joseph Youth
FC Talanta had a bad day in office, falling 5-0 to St Joseph Youth at Camp Toyoyo

At the Thika Stadium, Bidco United edged out a resurgent Coast Stima 2-0 on Sunday. The win saw Bidco rise to second with 24 points, six shy of league leaders Western Stima.

The league enters round 14 starting Thursday, April 26, 2018, with nine matches lined up, two of which will be aired LIVE on Bamba Sports

Weekend Results

Updated Standings

Round 14 Fixtures