KCB assumes leadership of NSL as race intensifies


James Obat (left) of Ligi Ndogo challenges Benjamin Chaka of KCB FC during their National ...
James Obat (left) of Ligi Ndogo challenges Benjamin Chaka of KCB FC during their National Super League (NSL) match at the Camp Toyoyo Stadium in Jericho, Nairobi on July 10, 2016. KCB beat Shabana FC 2-0 to pile on their relegation woes. Photo/Maina Wambugu/www.sportpicha.com

Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) leapfrogged Vihiga United to claim the top spot on 61 points, three above Vihiga as the fight for the title gathers momentum in the second-tier league.

A 1-0 win over MOSCA on Saturday propelled the bankers to the summit of the standings and as the race enters the homestretch, the bankers seem to engage the strongest gear in their quest for a return to the top-tier league.

Vihiga who are now second have a game in hand .The western based side were also winners at the weekend hitting Kenya Police 3-0 to haul their points tally to 58, a point above third placed Ushuru FC.

The tax collectors who have blown and cold throughout the campaign also had a good weekend beating Nakuru All Stars 2-0 to keep tabs with the top two.

Vincent Wanda (left) of Vihiga United FC contest for the ball with Maxwell Onyango of Agro Chemicals FC during their GOtv Shield tournament match at the Moi Stadium Kisumu on July 30, 2016. Agro Chemical won 1-0 Photo/Oliver Ananda/www.sportpicha.com
Vincent Wanda (left) of Vihiga United FC contest for the ball with Maxwell Onyango of Agro Chemicals FC during their GOtv Shield tournament match at the Moi Stadium Kisumu on July 30, 2016. Agro Chemical won 1-0 Photo/.sportpicha.

At position four on the log is Nairobi Stima, who lost a glorious chance to close in on the top boys after losing 2-0 to Wazito FC who are now fifth, six points below the power men with a game in hand.

“It was not a good result for us but we should also take into account that we lost one of our key players who was shown a red card which definitely affected us,” Stima chairman Vincent Onyango lamented.

However, in a bizarre incident, the match between Administration Police and Agrochemicals was aborted after the latter were awarded a disputed penalty late in the match when the scores were still 0-0 leading to protests from the police side.

Summarised Round 30 results

KCB 1-0 MOSCA

Talanta 0-0 Palos

Kibera Blackstars 1-1 Bidco United

Modern Coast Rangers 0-1 St Joseph Youth

Kenya Police 0-3 Vihiga United

Nakuru AllStars 1-2 Ushuru

Wazito FC 2-0 Nairobi Stima

Report by Gilbert Kiprotich

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