NSL Review: Western Stima stage comeback to edge out Kangemi All Stars

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Gideon Abucheri keeps the ball out of Western Stima's Erastus Mwaniki's reach during their NSL match played at the Hope Center
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Western Stima came from a goal down to edge out Kangemi All-Stars 2-1 in the second of a LIVE FKF National Super League doubleheader played on Friday, July 13, 2018, at the Hope Center.

Ronald Kirumira capitalized on a goalkeeping mishap by Stima goalkeeper Samuel Odhiambo to put Kangemi on the front foot, a lead the hosts held onto in the first half.  Odhiambo would, however, atone for the error when he tucked in a second-half penalty to draw Stima level after Gregory Nyapala was adjudged to have handled the ball in the box. As the match seemed to be heading for a share of the spoils, John Mwita rose high to head in the winner in the 87th minute.

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Kangemi All-Stars’ offensive midfielder Geoffrey Alwala in a tussle for the ball with Western Stima’s Kevin Akongó during their FKF National Super League match played on Friday, July 13, 2018, at the Hope Center

The win sees Western Stima temporarily rise to the top of the log pending Saturday’s fixtures.

Earlier on at the same venue, Nairobi City Stars edged out Modern Coast Rangers 1-0. Peter Mwangi was on target for City Stars in the 6th minute to see them temporarily rise to sixth pending Saturday’s results.

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Nairobi City Stars’ captain Arthur Museve attempts to disposes Modern Coast Rangers’ forward Emmanuel Obiero  during their FKF National Super League match played on Friday, July 13, 2018, at the Hope Center

Five more matches will be played on Saturday, July 14, 2018, across different venues. Kibera Black Stars will face off with Administration Police at the Hope Center starting 3 pm while Afraha Stadium will host the Nakuru Derby pitting St Joseph’s Youth against Nakuru All Stars.

Friday Results

  1. Nairobi City Stars 1-0 Modern Coast Rangers (Hope Center)
  2. Kangemi All-Stars 2-1 Western Stima (Hope Center)

Saturday Fixtures

  1. Isibania vs KCB (Awendo Stadium, 3 pm)
  2. St Joseph’s Youth vs Nakuru All-Stars (Afraha Stadium, 12 pm)
  3. Kibera Black Stars vs Administration Police (Hope Center, 3 pm)
  4. Kisumu All Stars vs Nairobi Stima (Moi Stadium, 3 pm)
  5. GFE 105 vs Bidco United (Sudi Stadium, 3 pm)

Sunday Fixtures

  1. Kenya Police vs Ushuru (Camp Toyoyo, 11 am)
  2. Coast Stima vs FC Talanta (Mbaraki Grounds, 1 pm)

Standings

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