KCB Coach Targets KPL Comeback After Unbeaten Run

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

National Super League continued to experience surprise stiff competition with nine matches played last weekend with a total of 20 goals scored as the second competitive league entered its seventh week.

KCB Head coach Joseph Okal is optimistic his side will fight this season to get back to the Kenya Premier League after two seasons in NSL as they remain the only team to boast unbeaten run in the second tier while MOSCA and Kibera Black Stars remained winning less.

The bankers won 2-0 against 10th placed Talanta and now they sit 8th place with 10 points having played 3 less matches and Okal has applauded fine form from his striking force terming it as the only difference from last season saying that the team is now scoring goals as he expects every game.

“Last year we had a problem of scoring goals and I thank my players they are playing well this season and the we are preparing well before any game and that’s the only secret behind our good performance this season” He told Citizen digital.

Despite the stalemate between the Football Kenya Federation and KPL after the football governing body relegated Sofapaka and Muhoroni youth FC for failing to comply with CAF club licensing rules and promoting KCB and Vihiga to take their places in the top tier an issue that took Sports Tribunal Department to nullify the FKF decision which resulted to KCB and Vihiga start their league late, Okal says they have since moved on and they aim to get back in KPL this season.

“After the stalemate between KPL and FKF over the start of season which delayed our season we have moved on and our aim this season is to get back in KPL next season and we are working tirelessly to ensure that happens.” He added.

Elsewhere MOSCA and newcomers Kibera Black Stars continued their worse start of the league as they remain winning less after six games with both of them having only two points, MOSCA  were handed a heavy defeat of 4-1 by relegated Nakuru All Stars from the top tier while Kibera based team recorded a barren draw with Palos FC.

Highflying GFE105 continue to top the NSL charts with 13 points even after a goalless draw against minnows Bidco United joint with Wazito FC with the Eldoret-based having an advantage of having a high number of goals.

Isebania won 3-4 against St. Joseph in a seven-goal thriller while second-placed Wazito had to leave it at 1-1 against relegated Ken Kenyatta’s led Ushuru FC.

Other results

Agrochemicals vs Vihiga 1-2

Police FC vs Nairobi City Stars 0-0

Modern Coast Rangers vs Administration Police 0-1


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Story By Stanley Mativo
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