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KCB out to atone recent slump in NSL race

Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) will be hopeful their recent setback is rectified Sunday against Nairobi Stima in a National Super League fixture at Camp Toyoyo. The bankers who are fourth on the log with 70 points following their 2-1 shock loss to Isibania last weekend, face an unpredictable opponent in a must-win match.

With only two fixtures left, Leonard Saleh’s charges will have to engage the right gears and should rely on the attacking duo of Simon Abuko and Kevin Migele who collectively have notched 23 goals for the club.

However, Stima who are six points adrift of KCB are never pushovers and will be buoyed by the recent 2-1 win over Kenya Police. Ibrahim Shikanda’s men will try to crush the party and finish off the season in a respectable position.

Victor Omune and Patrick Ndwiga will be the menTto watch for the powermen who are on 64 points, but their backline has to hold against a team with 46 goals scored. Meanwhile title chasers Ushuru and Wazito will be facing tricky opposition away this weekend.

Leaders Ushuru on 72 points will be away in Kisumu to face sixth placed Palos. Both have had recent blips falling along the way to City Stars and GFE 105 respectively. However Ken Kenyatta’s men look to have the experience to collect maximum points given the stakes at play.

With only a point separating them with the University of Nairobi side, the taxmen need the full points against one of the most resilient teams in the division. Benson Amianda on 15 goals and eyeing the golden boot should be the focal point for Ushuru.

Frank Ouna’s side are the form team at the moment and at third can still press the right buttons. Currently on 71 points, they face Nakuru Allstars at Afraha Stadium tomorrow at 1500hrs. Ezekiel Akwana’s side now at seventh spot should be a stubborn customer on a good day.

However coach Ouna is aware of the challenge and is prepared. “At this point we cannot underrate anybody. We are facing a very good side but ultimately we are ready.”

In the lower end of the league, already relegated MOSCA will wait until Monday when they face Bidco United at Camp Toyoyo. Kisco Kariuki’s men are on 15 points and should pose little threat to the Thika based side that are 13th on the log.

The two protagonists have had conflicting results recently with the Ministry side having lost three match straight. However 18th placed Agro-Chemical and 17th placed Administration Police are on a fight to fend off relegation.

Although both have 27 points,the Muhoroni side are have an inferior goal difference.Paul Ogai’s men face a must win match against fast improving Eldoret side GFE 105 at home and hope to have AP fall off against City Stars tomorrow to get a chance of survival.

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