Ushuru seek quick response against Wazito in NSL


Peter Musiine (left) of Nairobi City Stars FC contests for ball with Rodgers Ochieng of ...
Peter Musiine (left) of Nairobi City Stars FC contests for ball with Rodgers Ochieng of Ushuru FC during their Kenyan Premier League match at the Ruaraka Stadium on November 4, 2016. The match ended in a barren draw. Photo/Oliver Ananda/www.sportpicha.com

Coming off a shock 3-1 home defeat to Modern Coast Rangers last weekend, former top flight side Ushuru FC travel to Wazito FC on Sunday in the highlight clash of the National Super League (NSL) round seven.

Ushuru, who were relegated from the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) last term will be looking to bounce back after enduring their first loss of the 2017 NSL campaign but come up against a side brimming with confidence after four wins in six.

Ushuru lie fifth but have a game in hand over every club above them except leaders GFE 105 who have played an equal five matches.

Surprise NSL package GFE have the chance to cement their spot at the summit of the country’s second-tier league when they play a Bidco United side that has lost four of their six matches this term.

Vihiga United, who endured a delayed NSL season after having been promoted to the KPL before that decision by the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) was nullified, play away at Agrochemicals on Sunday.

They finished fifth – only one place off an automatic promotion slot – last season and have enjoyed a bright start to their new campaign where they seek to break into the KPL at its close.

The clash had been scheduled for a day earlier but the visitors requested an extra day off for a breather following their mid-week clash against Isibania. They won that tie 3-1 at the Awendo Green Stadium, Migori County to move three places up the log into seventh.

It is a relatively easy fixture for Vihiga who are under the tutelege of Edward Manoa as their opponents are yet to record a single win.

The club’s Secretary General Wycliffe Luvavo has reiterated they are out to win the title.

“We started late but this league is ours and we want to win maximum points every time we go out to play,” Luvavo told Citizen Digital.

However, Agrochemicals interim coach Steve Biko has warned their opponents to expect a tough game as they aim to claim only their first win.

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday

ST Joseph FC- Isibania

Police FC – Nairobi City Stars

Modern Coast Rangers vs Administration Police

GFE 105 – Bidco United

KCB – FC Talanta

Agrochemicals – Vihiga United

Sunday

Kibera Black Stars – Palos FC

Nakuru All Stars – MOSCA FC

Wazito FC- Ushuru FC

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Story By Dennis Kamariki
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