Medo confident to seal KPL slot on Sunday


Maxwell Ravel (R) of Ushuru FC tackle Cornelius Lusaka of Nakumatt FC during their promotion ...
Maxwell Ravel (R) of Ushuru FC tackle Cornelius Lusaka of Nakumatt FC during their promotion play-offs first leg match at Camp Toyoyo in Nairobi on October 19, 2018. Nakumatt FC won 1-0. Photo/Kelly Ayodi/Sportpicha

In Summary

  • Nakumatt FC head coach Melis Medo say he cannot afford to waste the first leg win when his side confronts Ushuru FC in the second leg of the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) promotion play-offs set for this Sunday at Kasarani.
  • Hungry to remain in the topflight, Nakumatt earned the advantage over the Taxmen with a first leg 1-0 win at the Camp Toyoyo Grounds last week, a merit the American-Egyptian tactician is optimistic will ignite his charges to another positive result

Nakumatt FC head coach Melis Medo say he cannot afford to waste the first leg win when his side confronts Ushuru FC in the second leg of the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) promotion play-offs set for this Sunday at Kasarani.

Hungry to remain in the topflight, Nakumatt earned the advantage over the Taxmen with a first leg 1-0 win at the Camp Toyoyo Grounds last week, a merit the American-Egyptian tactician is optimistic will ignite his charges to another positive result.

“We are ready for Sunday’s game and I’m optimistic we will win to remain in the top league. Nowadays playing at home is not a big advantage and for that matter we are really preparing well to complete what we started at Camp Toyoyo,” Medo told, referring to Ushuru who will be at home on Sunday.

Medo, who replaced Antony Mwangi as the head coach in June, revealed there are two injury concerns in the squad, but showed optimism they will be assessed later to determine their possibility of playing on Sunday.

“I will not reveal their names but we have two injury concerns, a defender and a midfielder. They are recovering well and they should be ready for the game if the proper recovery program is sustained.”

Tom Adwar’s goal in the 21st minute underlined Nakumatt’s KPL stay credentials with any draw against the Ken Kenyatta coached Ushuru confirming thier a stay in KPL.

Nakumatt were forced to contend for a place in KPL in the 2018/2019 after being humbled 2-0 by Vihiga United in their season finale, finishing 16th on 37 points.

Kenyatta’s Ushuru for the second season running finished third in the National Super League (NSL) and will be looking to turn tables on Sunday to avoid yet another disappointment,  after losing against Thika United in last year’s playoffs.

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