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University of Nairobi side maintain promotion chase

Wazito from University of Nairobi strengthened their resolve for promotion to Kenya Premier League next season spanking MOSCA 2-0 yesterday at Camp Toyoyo in a National Super League fixture. Livewire attacker Kennedy Ayacko scored his fourth goal in as many matches for the university side as they went about their business in style.

His endless running caused Kisco Kariuki’s men lots of trouble at the back. The already relegated MOSCA tried their full best to be disciplined in closing the spaces but the enterprising Cresten Mwanzo and Pistone Mutamba were a real handful.

Mwanzo’s clever cut back and dink in the 19th minute left the central defenders dazed with Ayacko having an easy time in tapping the resultant goal in for the opener. MOSCA came in the second half with long balls and deep playing as they sort to cut waves of attacks. Samuel Muringu was the loneman upfront as he attempted to size up the hawkish Wazito defenders.

His wing compatriots Oselu Tetieh and Sajad Aslam came close inside the return 10 opening minutes as they piled pressure. However, their lethargy saw Wazito win balls and comfortably create quick build-up play.

Midfielder Zachary Gathu scored the second for Frank Ouna’s side in the 50th minute with a long-range shot to earn the team three points. Meanwhile, Football Kenya Federation has postponed all football activities this weekend as a result of the electioneering process that takes place today across the country.

In a communiqué shared with newsrooms, FKF pointed out uncertainty concerns and subsequently moved the National Super League and Women Premier League fixtures to November 1.

Pressure is building as the league title fight enters the closing stages in the coming month. The top duo of Ushuru and KCB are on each other’s necks with the gap between them a mere two points.

It does seem like a battle that should go down to the wire going by constant changes at the apex. Last weekend Ken Kenyatta’s Ushuru stalled ruthlessly the seven win run of the Bankers by inflicting a 4-1 beating at Camp Toyoyo to prove who was boss.

The victory subsequently put the taxmen in striking distance of the title and an instant return to the Premiership. Ushuru have stumped their authority so far scoring more goals in the division to demonstrate their potency.

Coach Leonard Saleh can however not be counted out till the very end and will push his charges like never before in the remainder fixtures led by on form striker Simon Munala.

Just at the rear is Vihiga United on 65 points who are still not done chasing. Edward Manoah’s men can counter their opponents if only they return to some decent run of consistent results. Ba Mungu.

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