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Coast Stima looking to extend good start

By Barry Silah
Saturday, December 19th, 2020
Kibera Black Stars’ winger Austin Moya (right) battles with Muranga Seal dfender Dennis Munyovi during a National Super League match on December 13, 2020 at Ligi Ndogo, Nairobi. Photo/PD/DAVID NDOLO
In summary

Round Two of the Betika National Super League gets underway in various venues across the country as all eyes will be on Coast Stima.

Coast Stima began the title hunt last weekend with a comfortable 2-0 win over newcomers Mwatate United at Wundanyi Stadium.

They now play host to Kibera Black Stars at Mbaraki Grounds this afternoon in a bid to extend their stay at the top of the standings.

KBS drew 1-1 with visiting Muranga Seal at Ligi Ndogo Grounds, Nairobi, and will be keen to sharpen their attack so as to destabilise the hosts.

Another early pacesetter FC Talanta who beat Modern Coast Rangers 2-1 away last week will be coming up against Chemelil Sugar who also were 1-0 winners over Shabana FC in the first round of action.

Coach Hezzy Obungu of the Sugar Men will want a repeat of the same performance against Ken Kenyatta’s Talanta.

Both are tied on three points albeit with the Communications Authority of Kenya boys with a better goal difference and fireworks are expected at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.

Meanwhile, newcomers Soy United and Silibwet FC from the South Rift are looking to continue with their good start in their maiden campaign with fixtures against Mwatate United and Muranga Seal respectively.

Last weekend, Soy forced a goalless draw with regulars Nairobi Stima while Silibwet stunned recently relegated Sony Sugar 3-2 at their Bomet backyard.

Soy United Coach Samuel Twago wants to get more from his charges after a promising start.

“For us it has to be about discipline all round. We are happy with what we have seen so far as the technical bench and indeed there are areas we need to improve on.

The season will be long and difficult but I am looking forward to the challenge,” he told People Sport.

Vincent Nyaberi’s Shabana will be up against lowly Mt.Kenya United at Gusii Stadium and will want to recover from the humbling away loss to Chemelil Sugar in the first round. 

In another encounter, Fortune Sacco will face Modern Coast Rangers in an exciting tie at Kianyaga Stadium, Kerugoya, while Salim Babu’s Kisumu All Stars host Migori Youth at Moi Stadium, Kisumu.

Meanwhile, the newly promoted Mully Children’s Foundation starts their campaign against Kenya Police this afternoon at Thika Stadium.

They were officially promoted on Tuesday after Ushuru Football Club was disbanded and therefore, MCF from Machakos County, who were playoffs losers in Zone A last season, replaced the taxmen. 

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