NSL final round to determine relegation and automatic promotion slots

Round 38 of the National Super League (NSL) to be played this Sunday 9 June will be the final round of the 2018-19 season and with it, the relegation casualties and automatic promotion slot clinchers will be determined.

The only thing that has been determined thus far heading into this round is the top three teams that will fight it out for the league title as well as the automatic promotion places.

Wazito FC, Kisumu All Stars and Nairobi Stima lie in that order at the top of the standings separated only by a single point.

Top 3

Wazito lead the log with 78 points with All Stars and Stima tied on 77 points, the three sides are guaranteed a top three finish but the final round of matches will determine which team finishes where with a 3rd place finish meaning a playoff two-legged tie against Posta Rangers who finished third from bottom in the KPL.

Wazito will conclude their campaign with a home tie against St. Joseph’s Youth at the Camp Toyoyo while All Stars and Stima will be away to Thika United (Thika Stadium) and Eldoret Youth (Sudi Stadium).

It is a similar tight race at the opposite end of the table with four teams looking to secure survival. Migori Youth, Thika United, Kangemi All Stars and Green Commandos are all looking to beat the drop but only Migori have their fate in their hands.

Survival race

Migori lie just a point above the drop with 31 points and only need to win their final fixture to maintain their status in the league. That final game though will not be like any other as Migori are set to do battle with bottom side Kangemi, who with victory, coupled with other results elsewhere, can secure survival.

Kangemi lie bottom with 28 points with Thika who will be up against promotion chasing Kisumu All Stars on 29 points and Commandos, who will conclude the campaign against Coast Stima on 30 points.

Below are all the final day fixtures;

Kenya Police vs Ushuru

Migori Youth vs Kangemi All Stars

Fortune Sacco vs Modern Coast Rangers

Kibera Black Stars vs Nairobi City Stars

Green Commandos vs Coast Stima

Wazito FC vs St Joseph Youth

Administration Police vs Bidco United

Thika United vs Kisumu All Stars

Shabana vs Talanta

Eldoret Youth vs Nairobi Stima