Kibera Black Stars’ second season in the second tier seems well on course, especially after a 3-1 win over Western Stima in one of eight FKF National Super League matches played on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.
Making a maiden appearance at Camp Toyoyo, Western Stima would fall to goals by Aslam Sajjad, Shawn Odhiambo, and Henry Onyango, consequently surrendering top spot in the standings to Black Stars. Junior Mukisa netted Stima’s consolation.
The match was the second of a doubleheader, aired live on Bamba Sports from Camp Toyoyo.
Earlier, Ushuru held hosts Nairobi City Stars to a 1-1 draw, in a match that kicked off at 1 pm. After a cagey first half that ended in a barren stalemate, Sande Katumba gave City Stars the lead in the second half. It, however, didn’t last, as Barrack Odhiambo restored parity for Ushuru from the spot.
The draw marked the fourth consecutive time Ushuru has dropped points this season, with their only win coming in the first week of action against Administration Police. City Stars, meanwhile, has won once, lost twice and shared the spoils once out of four matches this season.
KCB also sprung back to winning ways, this time against Kangemi All-Stars, in an early kickoff played at 11 am, at Camp Toyoyo.
2017 second best scorer Simon Abuko and his compatriot Chrispinus Onyango were on target to see out a 2-1 win for the Bankers. Simon Sikuku scored Kangemi’s lone goal.
The largest scoreline of the fifth week of action was witnessed at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru, where hosts St Joseph Youth were held to a 3-3 draw by struggling Administration Police.
Adam Fadhili, Kelvin Taabu, and Daniel Kamau were on target for the hosts, while AP’s goals were scored by Humphrey Alemba (brace) and Robert Jagero.
The draw marked AP’s first point of the season, while St Joseph Youth, still unbeaten, have won once and shared the spoils four times, the most by any club this season.
Kisumu All Stars
Kisumu All Stars also edged out Bidco United 1-0 at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu while at the Sudi Stadium in Bungoma, Nakuru All-Stars lost their fifth consecutive match, this time against GFE 105.
The Karuturi Grounds in Naivasha, meanwhile, hosted a doubleheader. Isibania held Kenya Police to a 0-0 draw in the first match that kicked off at 1 pm. Later on at 3 pm, Nairobi Stima were 3-0 winners over visiting FC Talanta.
One match was played on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega. Hosts Green Commandoes fell 1-3 to Modern Coast Rangers.
This was the second time in a row the Kakamega School side has conceded three goals at home, following a 1-3 loss to FC Talanta in their last match.
Kibera Black Stars has taken up top spot with 13 points from five matches, following their win over Western Stima. The latter is second with 10 points, similar to Kisumu All-Stars, who, however, have an inferior goal difference.
Modern Coast Rangers and Nairobi Stima complete the top five with nine points and eight points respectively.
In the meantime, struggling Nakuru All-Stars is still perched at 19th, having failed to collect a single point in their first five matches. Administration Police are second with one point while Green Commandoes is third with two points from four matches.