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KCB, Ushuru lock horns as NSL sides set pace

Big spending KCB and Ushuru will be keen to engage the gears this weekend as the National Super League enters round two across the country. The two are coming off important 2-0 wins during the opening round against AP and Muhoroni Youth respectively.

However both will be facing tricky fixtures away with Ken Kenyatta’s taxmen travelling to Kisumu’s Moi Stadium to square up against immediate former Premiership side Western Stima in what is expected to be a thriller. KCB now under former Harambee Stars assistant coach John Kamau are miles way at Mbaraki Grounds to meet home team Modern Coast Sunday afternoon.

Despite the hosts having lost 2-0 to Western Stima in the first fixture, the bankers who earned a walkover over Muhoroni Youth are yet to play an active match this campaign. However they have a force in the shape of Simon Abuko and Kevin Migele to unleash. Surprise package Isibania FC of Migori County will be facing Administration Police at Camp Toyoyo.

Dan Musta’s youthful side came off a convincing 3-1 win over Nakuru All-Stars last weekend at Awendo Stadium. AP under Benlee Juma began their campaign on a losing note against Ushuru last weekend and will be hoping to wake up fast.

Another high riding side Nairobi Stima who blanked Nairobi City Stars 2-0 will be facing newbies Green Commandoes who are from Kakamega High School at Karuturi Grounds. Coach Ibrahim Shikanda should find this fixture easy on paper against the inexperienced side who incidentally tied 1-1 with Coast Stima last weekend.

With top class players like Joseph Shikokoti and new Ghanaian signing Stephen Owusu, the powermen will certainly be the favourites. Sunday afternoon at Mombasa’s Mbaraki Grounds, promoted Coast Stima and Kisumu All-Stars clash.

Both are yet to taste victory and will be hoping they target wins. Stima might be relying on home turf advantage whereas the visitors will be hoping to spoil the party. – BARRY SILAH

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