Sky is the limit for NSL debutants Coast Stima


Coast Stima celebrate sealing their promotion to the National Super League (NSL). (PHOTO/Courtesy)
Coast Stima celebrate sealing their promotion to the National Super League (NSL). (PHOTO/Courtesy)

In Summary

  • National Super League (NSL) side Coast Stima head coach Kinero Swaleh, is upbeat their weekend win over fellow debutants Kisumu AllStars has opened a floodgate of victories in their quest to lift the title.
  • The Coastal based team edged AllStars who replaced broke Palos FC this season 2-1 to bag their first NSL win at their home turf Mbaraki Stadium, Mombasa on Saturday.
  • The next assignment for the team is on Saturday against Nairobi Stima who have also collected four points after two rounds.
 

National Super League (NSL) side Coast Stima head coach Kinero Swaleh, is upbeat their weekend win over fellow debutants Kisumu AllStars has opened a floodgate of victories in their quest to lift the title.

The Coastal based team edged AllStars who replaced broke Palos FC this season 2-1 to bag their first NSL win at their home turf Mbaraki Stadium, Mombasa on Saturday.

This was after drawing 1-1 in their league opener against Kakamega’s High School Green Commandos a week ago.

Speaking to the Citizen Digital, Kinero who guided his side to the second tier league last season after Division One Promotion playoffs has lauded his boys saying he wants more of Saturday’s performance in the subsequent fixtures.

“I’m happy for my boys; they have now hit the ground running in our second NSL match. So far we have met fellow debutants in the league so I expect tougher matches ahead, but we can build on this result against the experienced teams.

“My target is to work on the midfield and the striking force because we are not as clinical as we ought to be. Had we converted all the open chances against AllStars and Green Commandos, our goals tally and points would be different,” he averred.

The next assignment for the team is on Saturday against Nairobi Stima who have also collected four points after two rounds.

Rejuvenated Isibania

Isibania FC, who are in the league for the second season, staged a remarkable comeback to trounce Administration Police 2-1, becoming the only side which has kept the 100 percent winning start.

Isibania thus rose to the summit as Nairobi City Stars downed nine-man FC Talanta 3-1at  Camp Toyoyo, where the rejuvenated Isibania shot down Police.

In other results newcomers Commandos were held to a second draw by Nairobi Stima while recently Kenyan Premier League (KPL) relegated side Western Stima settled for a barren draw against Ken Kenyatta’s Ushuru FC.

Kenya Police got easy pickings after home side troubled Muhoroni Youth failed to turn up for the match, in a round that saw 13 goals scored across nine matches.

February 18, 2018

FC Talanta vs Nairobi City Stars 1 – 3 (Camp Toyoyo)

Muhoroni Youth vs Kenya Police 0 – 2 (Muhoroni Grounds)

Western Stima vs Ushuru 0 – 0 (Moi Stadium Kisumu)

Administration Police vs Isibania 1 – 2 (Camp Toyoyo)

February 17, 2018

Coast Stima vs Kisumu All Stars 2 – 1 (Mbaraki Sports Club)

Nairobi Stima vs Green Commandoes 0 – 0 (Karuturi Grounds)

GFE 105 vs St Joseph Youth 0 – 0 (Sudi Stadium)

Bidco United vs Kibera Black Stars 0-0 (Thika Stadium)

Nakuru All Stars vs Kangemi All Stars 0 – 2 (Afraha Stadium)

Modern Coast Rangers vs KCB 1 – 0 (Mbaraki Sports Club)

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