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Paul Kamau of MT Kenya United (left) vies for the ball against Clinton Kinanga of Kenya Police during a past NSL match played at Camp Toyoyo grounds. Photo/PD/RODGERS NDEGWA

The Betika National Super League Round of 18 will see Vihiga Bullets and Migori Youth attempt to remain consistent as they seek points from Mount Kenya United and Coast Stima respectively. 

After their crucial 2-0 midweek win away against Mwatate United at the Wundanyi Stadium, Migori Youth now has its players believing that they can beat any opponent. Coach Kevin Oluoch, however, admitted in an exclusive interview with Wikendi Sport that the team was still below par and needed time to be physically and tactically fluid.

“At the moment, I cannot look for many things because we only just got back to action. We need to work on the physical aspect because our fitness levels are still low for sure. I believe after three matches we will be able find our rhythm back,” Oluoch said.

He added: “We can only have short training sessions because the schedule is tight and therefore we don’t enough space for recovery. With only 20 players, our depth is certainly limited but I guess it is all about management for us really. The last match we played was won purely based on mental approach because we are not yet at the level of playing complete.”

Meanwhile the impressive Vihiga Bullets, who put together their sixth win on the trot after downing fifth placed Fortune Sacco 1-0 away in Kirinyaga, are keen to continue with their winning ways as they chase a maiden Premiership promotion as they prepare to meet last placed Mt. Kenya United at Nairobi’s Camp Toyoyo Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Bullets coach Edward Manoah sees positivity in his charges despite a lot of challenges off-field but has praised his players for utmost professionalism thus far.

“I am proud of my players and they are a great group who have a great attitude. We want to achieve big things and I am sure if we maintain our good run, we will be going places, “said the experienced tactician whose side are third with 30 points from 17 matches.

Elsewhere table-toppers FC Talanta who have a match in hand and immediate challengers have a banana skin tie against Muranga Seal who stunned Coast Stima 2-0 at midweek. Ken Kenyatta’s men who travel to St.Sebastian Park tomorrow know full well the enormity of the match at hand and will need full points in the bag to open the gap.

At Wundanyi Stadium, Mwatate United will be seeking to reedem themselves as they host Kisumu Hot Stars on Sunday, while Modern Coast Rangers takes a long trip to Bomet to face hosts Silibwet in a match expected to be explosive at the Bomet Stadium.

Title favourites Nairobi Stima and Kenya Police come face to face at Camp Toyoyo in another must watch duel.

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