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NSL review, standings after round 14 matches

Monday, December 18th, 2023 10:21 | By
Dandora Love winger Aste Bonventure (right) vies for the ball against Naivas Defender Brian Ouru in a past NSL PL match. PHOTO/ David Ndolo
Dandora Love winger Aste Bonventure (right) vies for the ball against Naivas Defender Brian Ouru in a past NSL PL match. PHOTO/ David Ndolo

Naivas extended their lead at the summit of the standings with a 1-0 triumph over Mombasa Elite FC last Saturday.

Having played 14 matches, Naivas now command the league with an impressive tally of 32 points, comprising 10 victories, two draws, and just one defeat.

NSL top four

Mathare United, in the second position, dropped points days after suffering their second loss of the season.

Mathare United winger Mark Kadohi (left) take on Nairobi United defender Mark Otieno in FKF NSL match. PHOTO/David Ndolo
Mathare United winger Mark Kadohi (left) take on Nairobi United defender Mark Otieno in FKF NSL match. PHOTO/David Ndolo

They settled for a 2-2 draw against Kibera Blacks on Saturday, picking a point to move to a total of 30 points from nine wins and three draws.

Kisumu All Stars clinched a 2-0 victory over Darajani Gogo, propelling them to the fourth spot, tied on points with Mara Sugar FC, who hold the third position with 27 points.

Mara Sugar boast a superior goal difference, securing third place on the log after beating Nairobi United 2-0.

Luanda Villa and Nairobi United share 23 points, but United have a game in hand. Villa climbed to the fifth spot after a 1-0 win over SS Assad on Sunday.

Migori Youth secured a narrow 2-1 victory against Gusii FC at Cardinal Otunga, moving to the seventh position. Despite having a game in hand, they share the same points with Darajani Gogo, who played 14 matches.

NSL 9-11

Kibera Black Stars, Dimba Patriots, and SS Assad are all tied for positions 9-11 with 17 points each, while Coast Stima holds the 12th position with 16 points.

MCF, Rainbow, and Kajiado reached 15 points following Sunday's results, displacing Vihiga Bullets, who were in the 14th position on Saturday.

Rainbow FC striker Mark Kibet (R) take on Darajani Gogo FC defender Eric Ouma at a past NSL meeting at Kasarani Annex. PHOTO/David Ndolo
Rainbow FC striker Mark Kibet (R) take on Darajani Gogo FC defender Eric Ouma at a past NSL meeting at Kasarani Annex. PHOTO/David Ndolo

Vihiga Bullets secured an impressive 4-1 victory against Mulembe United FC in a league match played on Saturday, earning them three valuable points and moving them to the 16th position with 14 points from as many matches.

This win allowed Vihiga Bullets to surpass Mulembe United, who currently have 13 points. Silibwet and Modern Coast occupy the bottom slots.

National Super League (NSL)

Saturday Results

Kibera Black Stars 2-2 Mathare United FC

Dimba Patriots FC 2-1 Kajiado FC

Naivas FC 1-0 Mombasa Elite FC

Nairobi United FC 0-2 Mara Sugar FC

Vihiga Bullets FC 4-1 Mulembe United FC

Kisumu All-Stars 2-0 Darajani Gogo FC

Sunday fixtures

December 17, 2023

Luanda Villa 2-0 SS Assad, 1:00 p.m -Mumboha Grounds | Luanda
Silibwet 0-2 MCF, 1:00 pm, -Bomet Stadium | Bomet
Rainbow 2-1Mombasa Stars FC, 3:00 pm -KIHBT Grounds
Gusii 1-2 Migori Youth, 3:00 pm-Cardinal Otunga Hi

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