NSL Review: Ushuru close in gap with leaders Western Stima

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Ushuru vs Nakuru All Stars
Nakuru All Stars' Jackson Oduor keeps the ball away from Ushuru midfielder Nelson Marasowe's reach in the match played on Saturday May 26, 2018 at Camp Toyoyo
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Ushuru moved to within a point of league leaders Western Stima following a 3-0 win over Nakuru All-Stars in an FKF National Super League match played on Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Camp Toyoyo.

A goal apiece by Ekaliani Ndolo, Alex Sunga and Baron Jobita saw the Taxmen conclude the first leg as the second best team with 35 points. Only Western Stima has a better point tally: 36 points from 18 matches.

Alex Sunga
Alex Sunga scored Uhuru’s second goal at the stroke of halftime as the taxmen went on to edge out Nakuru All Stars 3-0

Third on the log is Nairobi Stima, who managed a 3-1 win over Kenya Police on Friday, May 25, 2018, to end the first leg with 34 points from 18 matches.

KCB and Kibera Black Stars who have amassed 33 points and 31 points respectively, make up the top five. Black Stars were upset at the death by St Joseph Youth in the second of a double header aired LIVE on Bamba Sports.

Henry Eshiboko Onyango
Kibera Black Stars top scorer Henry Onyango in a tussle for the ball with St Joseph Youth’s Joram Wamira during their FKF National Super League match played on Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Camp Toyoyo

An own goal by Melvin Macharia in the third minute of added time canceled out Anthony Baraza’s 30th minute opener, following a mishandled ball by St Joseph Youth goalkeeper Martin Lule.

KCB, meanwhile, shrugged off a 2-1 loss to Nairobi Stima in their last match to edge out FC Talanta 1-0 at Camp Toyoyo on Friday. Dennis Ngángá scored the lone goal.

Nakuru All Stars

In the meantime, Nakuru All Stars will be hoping for a turnaround of fortunes in the second leg, following a troubled start to the season.

All Stars has won twice and lost 14 times in the first leg, ammasing only eight points from 18 matches.

GFE 105 has also struggled to keep up with the demanding competition levels of the league. The Eldoret based side has only won once, against Nakuru All Stars in March. The team has shared the spoils five times and lost 12 matches.

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Action in a past FKF National Super League match pitting KCB against GFE 105 at Camp Toyoyo

One match will be played on Sunday, May 27, 2018, at the Mbaraki Sports Club starting 3 pm. The match will pit Modern Coast Rangers against Administration Police.

Isibania will also face St Joseph Youth on Saturday, June 2, 2018, in another match that had been rescheduled. The match, which had earlier been slated for May 12, 2018, but was rained off following a heavy downpour

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