Pained at missed KPL slot, Kenyatta aims to right the wrongs


Pained at missed KPL slot,  Kenyatta aims to right the wrongs
Ushuru FC coach Ken Kenyatta of Ushuru FC follows action against Gor Mahia FC during their Sportpesa Premier League match at the Nyayo National stadium on April 10, 2016. The match ended in a barren draw. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha/Citizen

In Summary

  • National Super League (NSL) leaders Ushuru FC head coach Ken Kenyatta has rolled up his sleeves to avoid another disappointment in his quest to make a Kenyan Premier League (KPL) return since 2016.
  • Following the Friday win at Ruaraka grounds, the former KPL side continued with their unbeaten run which has now stretched to seven games – six wins and draw –   to lead  the 20-team log on 19 points, one clear of second placed Wazito.

National Super League (NSL) leaders Ushuru FC head coach Ken Kenyatta has rolled up his sleeves to avoid another disappointment in his quest to make a Kenyan Premier League (KPL) return since 2016.

The tax men have been so close yet so far in securing a KPL slot in the last two years finishing third and in the process losing in the promotion play-offs, and Kenyatta is out to claim the automatic place to the top flight this year after an impressive start in 2018/2019 season.

Speaking in the wake of a 2-1 win over Shabana on Friday which cemented their grip on top of the table on 19 points, the seasoned tactician said he is hoping to get it right this time.

“We are working on the mistakes we have been doing in the last two seasons hence our good start this year .We have been forced to play in the play-offs after missing the automatic two KPL slots. My charges are focused and I know we will achieve our target this year,” Kenyatta whose charges were piped to the KPL slot losing to Mount Kenya United, formerly known as Nakumatt FC said.

Following the Friday win at Ruaraka grounds, the former KPL side continued with their unbeaten run which has now stretched to seven games – six wins and draw –   to lead  the 20-team log on 19 points, one clear of second placed Wazito.

Meanwhile, Nairobi based Wazito saw off newcomers Eldoret Youth 2-0 on the same day in one of three matches played at Camp Toyoyo to keep up pressure at the top. Kennedy Ayacko and David Orem scored in both halves.

Winless Kibera Black Stars was held to a barren draw while Modern Coast Rangers registered their first win of the season after edging bottom placed Nairobi City Stars 3-1 to climb out of the relegation zone.

Summarised round seven results

Thika United 0-0 Administration Police

Fortune Sacco 0-2 FC Talanta

Kenya Police 2-0s St Joseph Youth

Kibera Black Stars 0-0 Bidco United

Modern Coast Rangers 3-1 Nairobi City Stars

Green Commandos 2-2 Nairobi Stima

Migori Youth 0-1 vs Kisumu All Stars

Ushuru  2-1Shabana

Wazito 2-0Eldoret Youth

Kangemi All Stars 1-1 Coast Stima

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