Derby at the Coast as Betika Super League enters round 26

Seven matches have been lined up for Saturday’s Betika Super League fixtures and one of these brings together the only two-second tier sides from Coast Province. Coast Stima will play host to Modern Coast Rangers at the Mbaraki Sports Club from 3 pm, two sides with contrasting fortunes in the 2019-20 Super League season.

While Stima sits 5th on the 20-team log, and fresh from a hard-fought 1-1 draw away to Murang’a Seal, Rangers wallow in 14th and were recently humbled by Bidco United at their own backyard- a 1-0 loss.

Nairobi City Stars, inactive in the previous round but still maintaining their pole position- have Kenya Police ahead of them. Police, buoyed by their 3-1 win over FC Talanta in round 25, occupy mid-table and will want to take-off. City on the other hand, know that Bidco United are only four points away.

Vihiga United will host Administration Police [IMAGE-File]
Vihiga County sides Bullets and United are both at home- Bullets host Kibera Black Stars at the Bukhungu Stadium from 1 pm while United await Administration Police in Mumias. Bullets, despite a 1-0 win away to Administration Police last weekend, will have to be wary of Black Stars who staged an incredible fight the last time out- a home tie against Shabana and one in which their emerged 3-2 winners.

United on the other hand, reeling from a 1-1 draw with St Joseph’s Youth, and chasing promotion, know that the difference between them and 3rd place Nairobi Stima is only two points.

Here are the full fixtures:

Saturday

  1. Mt. Kenya United vs Fortune Sacco (Camp Toyoyo, 11 am)
  2. Nairobi City Stars vs Kenya Police (Camp Toyoyo, 1 pm)
  3. FC Talanta vs APS Bomet (Camp Toyoyo, 3 pm)
  4. Vihiga Bullets vs Kibera Black Stars (Bukhungu Stadium, 1 pm)
  5. Vihiga United vs Administration Police (Mumias Complex, 2 pm)
  6. Bidco United vs St. Joseph’s Youth (Thika Stadium, 3 pm)
  7. Coast Stima vs Modern Coast Rangers (Mbaraki Sports Club, 3 pm)

Sunday

  1. Migori Youth vs Nairobi Stima (Awendo, Green Stadium, 3 pm)
  2. Shabana vs Ushuru (Gusii Stadium, 3 pm)

Feature Image [Courtesy/Coast Stima]