NSL: Five to go as Kisumu All Stars, Ushuru seek glory at the Coast

The second tier National Super League (NSL) plays its round 34 matches on Wednesday 22nd- and all twenty teams in Kenya’s second tier will be active across different venues.

Five matches remain before the 2018-19 season closes but no one has is sure of promotion into the Kenyan top flight yet. Wazito, who lead the division’s standings, host Thika United at Jericho’s Camp Toyoyo Grounds from 4:15 pm. Failure to pick a win against the fellow former topflight side could see them relinquish their leadership at the top.

Kisumu All Stars follow a close second- just one point behind Wazito in the log and have a dicey away tie against Modern Coast Rangers in Mombasa, a fixture slated for Serani Sports Grounds with a 3 pm kick-off.

In Migori, third place Nairobi Stima seek to upset the hosts at the Awendo Green Stadium hence keep up the chase for a premiership spot and knowing that only two points stand between them and the leaders- will definitely go all out. Ushuru meanwhile, a massive 6 points behind the leaders, are on the road to Coast Stima at the Mbaraki Sports Club.

Migori Youth play Nairobi Stima in Awendo [IMAGE- Fabian Odhiambo]

The bottom of the log has two teams hanging dangerously from the relegation threat and recording positive results in the next five matches will be crucial for the Green Commandos and Kangemi All Stars.

Commandos, second from bottom, host Shabana FC at the Bukhungu Stadium while Kangemi All Stars have FC Talanta at the Hope Centre.

Another clash to have eyes on is Kenya Police’s hosting of Bidco United at the Karuturi Grounds. The two are statistically in the race for promotion but a massive 7 points separate them hence Bidco will want to cut this lead.

Wednesday 22 Fixtures

Nairobi City Stars vs St Joseph’s Youth -2 pm Hope Center

Kangemi All Stars vs FC Talanta -2 pm Hope Center

Modern Coast Rangers vs Kisumu All stars – 3 pm Serani

Migori Youth vs Nairobi Stima -3 pm Awendo

Coast Stima vs Ushuru- 3 pm Mbaraki

Fortune Sacco vs Eldoret Youth – 3 pm Kianyanga

Green Commandos vs Shabana – 3 pm Bukhungu

Kenya Police vs Bidco United – 3 pm Karuturi

Kibera Black Stars vs Administration Police – 4 pm Hope Center

Wazito vs Thika United – 3 pm Camp Toyoyo