Isibania out to keep GFE 105 at bay in NSL
Isibania FC are desperate to fill their defensive cracks as they prepare to host GFE 105 who, unlike their fellow National Super League (NSL) newcomers, have taken the second-tier by storm.
Isibania go into the clash on the back of a 3-1 defeat in the hands of leaders Wazito FC and welcome a similarly exciting team that has already had a taste of the NSL summit this season.
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A win for GFE will see them go joint second on 17 points, two behind Wazito who have played one extra game but Isibania Head Coach Dan Musta said they are out to rectify their defensive flaws as they eye a third win of the season.
Their backline frailties were exposed in the previous round where they conceded two inside an awful opening ten minutes.
“Our defenders lacked concentration as early as they set their feet on the pitch and that’s why we conceded those quick early goals. A goal like the one scored by Waithira (Joe) was easily preventable,” Musta told Citizen Digital on phone.
Waithira’s goal had come in the third minute with the forward latching on to a loose ball at the back to poke home the opener before a fine long range effort from Pistone Mutamba made it 2-0 six minutes later.
Mutamba later grabbed his second – and the third for Head Coach Frank Ouna’s charges with a consolation goal from Alex Sunga coming between his brace.
Perched in second, Vihiga United are continually looking like the NSL’s most consistent sides and will be hoping to keep their fine run of form on Saturday when they host Police FC.
The side that finished fifth in the NSL last term and in effect marginally missed out on a place at the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) have lost one in eight encounters and could unseat Wazito with a win.
Ushuru FC entertain a resurgent Nakuru All Stars outfit on Monday in one of the highlights of the round as third-place locks horns with fourth.
Ushuru who were relegated from the KPL last season are seeking their path back to the top flight and All Stars will prove a decent test after their six-goal exploits last weekend against Bidco United.
In third, All Stars’ 6-1 win took their tally of goals scored to 19 – at least four more than any other NSL club.
ROUND 10 FIXTURES
Isibania vs GFE 105
Vihiga United vs Police FC
MOSCA FC vs KCB
St Joseph FC vs Modern Coast Rangers
Administration Police vs Agrochemicals
Palos FC vs FC Talanta
Bidco United vs Kibera Black Stars
Ushuru FC vs Nakuru AllStars
Nairobi Stima vs Wazito FC