Nairobi City Stars hit three past Coastal side Modern Coast Rangers in one of two National Super League matches played today, August 6, 2017, at the Camp Toyoyo grounds. Kenya Police also edged out Agro Chemicals 1-0. Meanwhile, league leaders Vihiga United kept their closest challengers at arm’s length with a 2-0 win over Isibania at the Mumias Sports Complex.
Nairobi City Stars’ resurgence under new coach John Amboko is evident, having picked up at least a point in their last five matches. The team edged out Modern Coast Rangers 3-0 today, courtesy of goals by Ezekiel Odera, David Agesa and Oscar Jumba. City Stars has since risen to eighth on the log with 30 points from 20 matches.
Earlier on at the same venue, Kibera Black Stars was held to a 0-0 stalemate by Nakuru All Stars. Black Stars, rooted at 15th place since early May, has amassed 21 points from 20 matches. Nakuru All Stars, meanwhile, has dropped to 10th on the log with 25 points from 19 matches.
Six matches were played on Saturday, with Vihiga United, Wazito FC, Nairobi Stima, Police and KCB all emerging victorious. Palos got easy pickings after GFE 105 failed to turn up for the match.
Vihiga United got a routine win over a financially handicapped Isibania at the Mumias Sports Complex. Christopher Masinza scored a brace to see Vihiga maintain their four-point lead at the top. Vihiga’s closest challengers, Nairobi Stima, got an easy three points over MOSCA at Camp Toyoyo. Stima is second with 43 points.
Wazito also took advantage of Ushuru not having been in action this weekend, edging out FC Talanta 1-0 to rise to third place with 42 points. Ushuru consequently dropped to fourth with 40 points, but with a game in hand.
KCB has also not given in the promotion battle yet. The Bankers made a statement with a 3-0 win over GFE 105. Kenya Police also got their fifth win in a row, consequently rising to seventh on the log with 31 points from 20 matches. The law enforcers are tied on points with Kisumu based Palos, who however, have a superior goal difference.