NSL Preview: KCB, Wazito set for Shield replay as second leg kicks off

KCB left back Dennis Nganga boxes out his MOSCA opponent in their first leg match
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KCB will host Wazito FC, a replay of the GoTV Shield round of 32, in the third match of the second tier National Super League second leg scheduled for tomorrow, July 12, 2017, at 11 am in Machakos

Two matches were played on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Isibania edged out FC Talanta 1-0 at the Awendo Green Stadium to move to seventh on the log with 24 points in 16 games. At the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru, Kenya Police got their fifth win in 16 games after brushing aside St Joseph Youth 4-3. The latter is now in a difficult place at 18th on the log with only seven points from 16 matches

KCB will be hoping for revenge over Wazito when the two teams take to the field tomorrow, in a repeat of the GoTV Shield round of 32 played on Sunday, July 9. Wazito won the match on penalties after a 1-1 draw in normal time. Wazito is third on the log with 32 points from 15 matches, three points less than leaders Vihiga United and runners-up Nairobi Stima, and a point more than KCB, who are fifth

Bidco United

Struggling Bidco United and MOSCA FC will also face off at the Thika sub-county Stadium. Bidco, ranked 17th with only eight points from 16 matches, will be hoping to turn their season around, having recruited heavily during the mid-season transfer window. Bidco dispatched Rainforest FC 2-0 in a round of 32 GoTV Shield match over the weekend, a dominant display that should be a morale booster to the upcoming second leg

Modern Coast Rangers will also hope to put behind a disappointing shootout loss to Nakumatt in the GoTV Shield round of 32 when they take on Kibera Black Stars at the Mbaraki Sports Club. Modern Coast is 10th on the log with 20 points, five more than 15th placed Black Stars. The latter, promoted to the NSL this season, will be hoping to get their fourth away win of the season

GFE 105

Meanwhile, GFE 105 will be up against Agro Chemicals at the Kipchoge Keino Stadium. GFE started the season in high spirits, winning their first four games including a memorable one over Vihiga United. The team however withered in week 5, failing to win in six consecutive games. The Eldoret-based side will be looking to break back into the top ten. Agro Chemicals is ranked 16th on the log with 12 points from 16 matches

Fourth-placed Ushuru will also play Palos at the Camp Toyoyo grounds. Ushuru brought in some big names in the mid-season transfer window and will be hoping to push into the promotion bracket. Ushuru lost to Vihiga United in post-match penalties at the same venue over the weekend and will be looking to bounce back. Palos also lost to Tusker

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