NSL Review: Big wins for Police, Vihiga as Palos falter

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Nairobi City Stars vs Kenya Police
Kenya Police defender Nixon Omondi is kept at bay by Nairobi City Stars' Innocent Mutiso
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League Leaders Vihiga United and sixth-placed Kenya Police grabbed big wins in FKF National Super League matches played on Sunday, September 17 and Monday, September 18, 2017. Palos, however, suffered their fourth loss of the season at the hands of Kibera Black Stars

Vihiga United opened up a five-point lead at the summit of the league with a 4-0 win over Agro Chemical on Sunday, September 17, at the Mumias Sports Complex. A brace by Rashid Kyambadde and a goal apiece by Patrick Okullo and Keiphas Barasa did the job for Vihiga. The win was Vihiga’s 17th this season, with the side consequently amassing 58 points. Second-placed Nairobi Stima was not in action this weekend

In other matches played on Sunday, KCB edged out FC Talanta 2-1 at Camp Toyoyo. The win saw KCB maintain third place with 52 points, one more than fourth-placed Ushuru. Isibania was also held to a 2-2 draw by St Joseph Youth in Awendo. Collins Saka and Benard Biko were on target for Isibania while St Joseph got their goals through Adam Fadhili and Daniel Kamau. Bidco United also played out a 0-0 draw with GFE 105 at the Thika sub-county Stadium

Kenya Police

On Sunday, three matches were played at the Camp Toyoyo Grounds. In an early kickoff played at 11 am, Nairobi City Stars suffered a 0-3 loss to Kenya Police. James Gachoka got Police on the front foot in the 20th minute before David Aluoch came off the bench to score a second-half brace. The win saw Police rise to sixth on the log with 38 points from 25 matches

Later on, at the same venue, Administration Police edged out Modern Coast 1-0, halting a five-match winless streak. Robert Jagero was on target for AP. The law enforcers are 15th on the log with 24 points from a similar number of matches. Ushuru also managed a narrow 1-0 win over Wazito in a late kick off at the same venue. Andrew Murunga scored in the 38th minute to help Ushuru to their 15th win this season. The taxmen are fourth in the standings with 51 points from 25 matches, five points above Wazito, who, however, have a game in hand

At the Mumias Sports Complex, Palos fell 1-2 at the hands of Kibera Black Stars. Wilson Njuguna and Esan Karani scored for Black Stars, canceling out an earlier strike by Palos’ Michael Owino. Palos has since dropped to seventh place, with 36 points from 24 matches

Full Results

Bidco United 0-0 GFE 105

Vihiga United 4-0 Agro Chemical

Talanta 1-2 KCB

Isibania 2-2 St. Joseph’s Youth

Palos 1-2 Kibera Black Stars

Nairobi City Stars 0-3 Kenya Police

Administration Police 1-0 Modern Coast Rangers

Ushuru 1-0 Wazito

 


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