NSL Preview: Stima derby on the cards as Isibania face acid test

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Coast Stima
Coast Stima players walk off the pitch after their opening match against Green Commandoes at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega
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A derby pitting Coast Stima against Nairobi Stima is set to kick off round three of the FKF National Super League. The match is scheduled to get underway at 3 pm on Saturday, February 23, 2018, at the Mbaraki Sports Club.

Meanwhile, early frontrunners Isibania will be in for an acid test, when they face fifth-placed Western Stima on Sunday, February 25, 2018, at the Awendo Green Stadium starting 3 pm.

Coast Stima
Coast Stima Starting XI in their opening match against Green Commandoes at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega

Coast Stima, promoted to the second-tier league this season, edged out Nakuru All Stars 2-1 in their second match and will be hoping to match a similar feat against a formidable Nairobi Stima side that only fell short of promotion to the top tier at the tail end of last season.

Also on the cards is a match pitting Green Commandoes against FC Talanta on Saturday at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega.

Green Commandoes
Green Commandoes’ Starting XI in their opening match against Coast Stima at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega

The newly-promoted side has shared the spoils twice in a row and will be looking forward to a maiden win against an FC Talanta side that lost 3-1 to Nairobi City Stars in their last match. Talanta will miss the services of Victor Ashinga and Isaac Sadaam, who were both sent off.

FC Talanta
FC Talanta lost 3-1 to Nairobi City Stars last weekend. They had two players sent off in the match.

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Two doubleheaders are set to take center stage on Sunday. At the Hope Center, Kangemi All-Stars will host Administration Police in the first match slated for 2 pm before Kibera Black Stars face struggling Nakuru All Stars later on at 4.15 pm. Both matches will be aired live on Bamba Sports.

Kibera Black Stars
Kibera Black Stars held Bidco United to a 0-0 draw at the Thika sub-county Stadium last time out

Meanwhile at Camp Toyoyo, Ushuru will be up against KCB at 2 pm before Nairobi City Stars host Muhoroni Youth at 4.15 pm.

Muhoroni Youth absconded their opening two matches of the season and risk further relegation to the third tier if they miss their match against City Stars.

St Joseph Youth will also host Bidco United on Sunday at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru starting 3 pm.

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