Relegated MOSCA plot quick return to NSL


MOSCA FC coach Kisco Kariuki reacts during their National Super League match against Kibera Black ...
MOSCA FC coach Kisco Kariuki reacts during their National Super League match against Kibera Black Stars FC at the Camp Toyoyo Grounds in Nairobi on April 14, 2017. Kibera Black Stars won 1-0. Photo/Oliver Ananda/www.sportpicha.com

MOSCA FC coach Kisco Kariuki vowed to orchestrate the team’s quick return to the National Super League (NSL) as Bidco hit the final nail on their relegation coffin at the Camp Toyoyo Grounds.

Monday’s 1-0 defeat to Bidco United confirmed MOSCA’s drop to Division One as their wretched campaign that has seen them win just three matches from 32 rounds came to a miserable end.

With just 15 points, MOSCA can achieve a maximum 24 points; insufficient to overhaul their nearest opponents Administration Police (28) and Agro Chemical (28).

“We did well in the first half but in the second the rain totally disrupted our play. I can’t blame the players because they have been good; we have to come back,” Kariuki told Citizen Digital.

His Bidco counterpart Anthony Akhulia was modest in victory, paying tribute to his opponents after delivering the final blow that banished them from the second-tier.

“I have to admit they were the better side; they were motivated to win but our strategy was to sit back and hit them on the counter. With 40 points we are safe from relegation. Our main goal this season was to survive and I am happy we have already achieved that,” Akhulia said.

Geoffrey Nyakeri’s goal at the knick of half time was enough to settle the closely contested tie and lift Bidco into 11th on the 19-team NSL log, joint on 40 points with Isibania but boasting a slightly superior goal difference.

In Monday’s other NSL clash, Nairobi City Stars versus Administration Police ended in a 1-1 stalemate. Police went ahead in the 13th minute courtesy of Herbert Okoth’s own goal before Humphrey Alemba restored parity in the 34th from the spot.

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