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APS Bomet on tough hunting ground against City Stars

By Barry Silah
Friday, October 11th, 2019
David Gateri of Nairobi City Stars (left) viess for the ball against Abdullah Abubakar of Northern Wandarers during their NSL match played at Camp Toyoyo grounds last week. Stars won 6-0. Photo/PD/RODGERS NDEGWA

APS Bomet believes they can slow down league leaders Nairobi City Stars’ run when they meet this evening in what is viewed as a David versus Goliath affair.

City Stars are on a roll; so far unbeaten this season and enjoy a four-point lead at the top of the table. On the other hand, the visitors have collected a mere two points and sit 19th in the standings but officials believe it is too early to underrate them.

Having played one match less, APS now has the daunting task of coming good against a team that desperately wants to return to the Premiership after four years in the cold.

According to the debutant’s coach Sebastian Owino, his side has had time to ponder and fix the mistakes that have seen them concede 10 goals in six matches while only scoring three times.

“It is evident that we have struggled, we cannot argue with facts. However, what I know is that we are not dead and buried. As a team, we have spoken and collectively taken responsibility.

Onwards to the next match, the players are fully focused and I am sending a warning to City Stars. They are on top of the table but let them be ready for a tight showdown.

We are coming to Nairobi for three points,” he told People Sports even as he bemoaned missing the services of key defender Dominic Kirui who is nursing an injury.

Meanwhile, the highlight match between title-chasers FC Talanta and Nairobi Stima also promises fireworks. The two are tied on 14 points and look very promising in this campaign.

Fresh from their 3-0 demolition of Kenya Police last week, Talanta will be out to pile pressure on Stima who have dropped five points in their last two matches including a surprising 1-0 loss to rank outsiders Migori Youth last weekend.

Another interesting fixture will see third-placed Ushuru come up against a stubborn Mt. Kenya United in a mid-morning clash of ex-Premiership sides at Camp Toyoyo.

The taxmen under James Omondi started the campaign slowly but look to have recovered their winning formula after collecting two consecutive wins but the hosts offer a different opposition altogether.

Ushuru on 15 points, know the expectations against 10th placed Mt.Kenya who have 11 points.

Former heavyweights’ Shabana travels to Bukhungu Stadium to face newcomers Vihiga Bullets in a mid-table Western Kenya duel. The two are separated by a single point in the log standings.

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