Shabana back on top of NSL table after returning to winning ways against Darajani Gogo

Tuesday, March 14th, 2023 01:00 | By
Kibra Blackstars winger Coastan Azura (left) vies for the ball against Shabana FC Peter Ongechi. PD/ DAVID NDOLO

Shabana FC got back to winning ways following their 3-0 overwhelming victory of Darajani Gogo FC in a Round 16 fixture of the ongoing National Super League weekend as they now lead the standings with 29 points from 13 matches played.

Tore Bobe as they are also known recovered brilliantly from lack of a win in three matches where they dropped eight points in the process. Shabana who were playing at their home base of Gusii Stadium had their goals through Peter Ogechi in the 35th minute of play, George Onyango in the 84th minute and Augustine Simiyu in the 89th minute.

The physical contest also saw Vincent Nyabuto, Nehemiah Onchiri and Augustine Simiyu of the home team booked. Shabana has now nine wins and a goal difference of +14 having lost twice and tied twice. As for newbies Gogo Boys FC, they currently sit ninth on the log with 18 points albeit having played 11 matches thus far.

Meanwhile second placed Gusii FC failed to take advantage of home-ground status following their 1-1 draw with neighbours Migori Youth FC. The result means that the team is now four points off the pace with 25 in the bag off 13 matches. Gusii which has a +15 goal difference has so far won seven times in this campaign. As for Migori who is 12th on the log with 15 points, they still remain winless in their past five matches with only three matches won in 12 matches played thus far.

Elsewhere Kibera Black Stars has once again slipped from the title bracket and are now fourth in the log. Their goalless draw with strugglers Mully Children’s Family FC means that they are on 24 points. Incidentally, Black Stars had won three of their past five matches but still, the stutter means there is more pressure on Evans Ogutu’s team.

In another result that was crucial, retail outlet Naivas FC came good following a 3-0 thrashing of lowly Silibwet Leons at Camp Toyoyo Saturday. Naivas had its goals from John Kelwish who hit a brace in the 22nd and 40th min plus Peter Waithaka’s strike in the 24th minute. The hosts threatened to close out the game in the first half with several missed chances.

Naivas are up to the sixth place with 19 points off 13 matches with the weekend win being only their fifth of the season. As for Leons, their struggles literally continue, having only five points in 14 matches with a single win in the process and are currently stationed in 15th place on the log.

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