NSL Review: Battle down to the wire as top sides Ushuru, KCB lose

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Action in the match between Ushuru and Nairobi City Stars. The latter won 2-1

League leaders Ushuru and second-placed KCB fell to Nairobi City Stars and Isibania respectively in FKF National Super League matches played on Saturday, November 4, 2017.

Nairobi City Stars came from behind to dispatch Ushuru 2-1 at Camp Toyoyo. Andrew Murunga had given Ushuru the lead from a well-taken free-kick after City Stars goalkeeper Emmanuel Opiyo was adjudged to have handled the ball for more than six seconds.

Ezekiel Odera would then restore parity from the spot, sending Ushuru stopper Kennedy Obwanda the wrong way. The second half was a cagey affair, but as all seemed to be headed for a draw when Oscar Jumba scored deep into stoppage time to sink the taxmen.

Isibania also edged out KCB in a similar fashion. Simon Abuko had given the Bankers an early lead from the spot before Raymond Osodo made matters level in the 22nd minute. Felix Okik then confirmed victory for the hosts deep into stoppage time.

Vihiga United

At the Mumias Sports Complex, Vihiga United edged out MOSCA 2-0. Christopher Masinza hit a brace for the GOtv Shield 2nd runners-up. Vihiga consequently moves to within four points of league leaders Ushuru despite having played one match less. KCB is second with 70 points from 33 matches, two less than leaders Ushuru and two more than third-placed Vihiga and fourth-placed Wazito.

In an early kick-off at Camp Toyoyo, FC Talanta ended a four-match losing streak with a 2-0 win over Administration Police. Emmanuel Molaka and Eric Kapaito were on target for Talanta. The match, as well as the Ushuru vs City Stars clash, was live on free to air channel Bamba Sports

Bidco United

Bidco United also managed a third win in a row after edging out Palos 1-0 in Thika while at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru, St Joseph Youth thumped Kibera Black Stars 3-0. Harun Mware, Joseph Esinyen, and Adam Fadhili were on target for the hosts

Two matches will be played on Sunday, November 5, 2017. Wazito will be up against Agro Chemical at Camp Toyoyo while Nairobi Stima will face Kenya Police at the Sher Karuturi grounds in Naivasha

Updated Standings

Results