Nakumatt FC under pressure after Ligi Ndogo defeat


Nakumatt FC under pressure after Ligi Ndogo defeat

Pressure is mounting on Nakumatt FC players after losing two matches in a row in the National Super League (NSL). The second placed club in the NSL lost 2 – 1 to Ligi Ndogo, who are fighting relegation, during the Saturday clash at the Camp Toyoyo Stadium.

“The problem with our players is that they under-rated Ligi Ndogo since it is at the bottom of the table, they took them for granted and got a rude shock,” Nakumatt FC Secretary General, Albert Wesonga, told Citizen Digital.

“Generally, the defeat came as a shock and this is now a wake-up call to the team. The players now have realized that in football, anything is possible.”

League leaders, Nzoia United, maintained the lead despite a goalless draw with Zoo Kericho at the Kericho Green Stadium.

Simon Shikuku and Arthur Weyula were on target for Ligi Ndogo while Kennedy Onyango scored the solitary goal for Nakumatt FC.

“There is a lot of pressure right now but we are going to work extra hard to ensure that we win the next matches,” added the hopeful Wesonga.

Being in the second position in the NSL table ranking with 42 points and having played 20 matches, Nakumatt FC are feeling the heat from Nzoia who have one match at hand and standing at 45 points.

Paul Karuri’s goal gave Bidco United three crucial points against Wazito FC in Oserian.

Sixth placed Agrochemicals won 1 – 0 against Nakuru Allstars while Modern Coast Rangers beat Oserian by 1 – 0.

Back in Moi Stadium, Kisumu, the hosts, Palos FC, who are aiming at top four positions, beat Nairobi Stima 2 -1 while Vihiga United beat Police FC 2 -1. Kariobangi FC won 1 – 0 to humiliate St Joseph FC at the Kericho Stadium.

Struggling Shabana FC and the bankers KCB did not play over the weekend. However, Shabana FC is planning for a fundraiser later this week to enable the club stabilize financially.

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