Mathare United up and running in NSL

Monday, September 25th, 2023 09:10 | By
Mathare United duo pose for a photo . PHOTO/Mathare United
Mathare United duo pose for a photo ahead of an National Super League match.. PHOTO/Mathare United

Mathare United secured their first victory of the season with a 2-1 win over Mulembe United FC on Sunday, September 24, 2023, at Police Sacco Stadium.

The breakthrough for Mathare came in the 19th minute when Timothy Otieno was fouled in the penalty area. Mark Khadohi confidently stepped up and converted the penalty.

Mathare United beat Mulembe United

In the second half, Mulembe United showed resilience and leveled the score 28 minutes into the period. Kendrick Onzere netted a stunning long-range free-kick, sending the Mulembe fans into jubilation.

Mathare United midfielder Elie Asieche. PHOTO/Mathare United
Mathare United midfielder Elie Asieche. PHOTO/Mathare United

However, Mulembe's joy was short-lived as Mathare United responded swiftly. Meshack Otieno, making his debut, capitalized on a fine setup by Elias Cheruiyot to score from close range.

Both teams continued to create scoring opportunities, with Mulembe United coming close with a free-kick that was expertly saved, and Mathare United hitting the woodwork with a goal-bound shot.

Mathare United win

In the end, Mathare United emerged victorious with a final score of 2-1.

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Dennis Monda in action for Mathare United in a past match. PHOTO/Rodgers Ndegwa

In another thrilling encounter, newcomers Nairobi United secured their second win in the FKF National Super League (NSL) by defeating Kisumu All Stars 2-0 at Kasarani Annex.

Henry Omollo opened the scoring in the 35th minute, and Brian Lusamukha sealed the victory with a well-taken goal in the 77th minute.

In additional matches, Mara Sugar and Migori Youth battled to a 1-1 draw at Awendo Green Stadium, while Vihiga Bullets and Dimba Patriots also played to a 1-1 scoreline.

Here are the complete results from Round 2 of the FKF NSL:

Saturday, September 23, 2023:

  • Mombasa Elite 1-0 Gusii FC (Mbaraki Sports Club, 3 pm)
  • Darajani Gogo 0-0 Mombasa Stars (Hope Center, 3 pm)
  • Kajiado 2-0 MCF (Ildamat Stadium, 3 pm)
  • SS Assad 2-0 Rainbow (Ukunda Show Ground, 3 pm)
  • Silibwet 0-2 Kibera Black Stars (Silibwet Green, 3 pm)
  • Naivas 1-1 Luanda Villa (Kenyatta Stadium, 3 pm)

Sunday, September 24, 2023:

  • Mathare United 2-1 Mulembe United FC (Police Sacco Stadium, 3 pm)
  • Mara Sugar 1-1 Migori Youth (Awendo Green, 3 pm)
  • Vihiga Bullets 1-1 Dimba Patriots (Mumias Sports Complex, 3 pm)
  • Nairobi United 2-0 Kisumu AllStars (Kasarani Annex, 3 pm)

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