Barry Silah @jameswaindi1
Underdogs Isibania is slowly creating waves in the National Super League (NSL) after a dream start to the season, but question is would they maintain the momentum?
After two matches, they find themselves on top of the table standings with a perfect record, boasting maximum six points, a feat no other team has achieved in the league. On Saturday they won 2-1 against Benlee Juma’s Administration Police barely a week after thrashing former Kenyan Premier League side Nakuru All Stars 3-1.
According to head coach Dan Musta, the bright start to the season is a major booster to the team seeking to gain promotion to the top tier at the end of the season, despite the financial challenges they are currently facing.
“We have to maintain our belief, keep our feet on the ground and maintain the tempo. We are playing for pride and I am sure this team will go places. Our target is top five at the end of first leg, then in the second leg things will just fall into place,” said Musta.
Meanwhile, it was a mixed fortunes at the weekend as a total of 14 goals were registered from the different clashes. Most of the traditional pre-season favourites like KCB and Ushuru fumbled, to indicate the level of competitiveness in the league.
The bankers despite enjoying long possessions in the match, they were stunned 1-0 by Modern Coast at Mbaraki Grounds courtesy of Nahashon Thiongo’s 84th minute tap in.
The defeat leaves new coach John Kamau formerly of Posta Rangers with a lot of homework. Former KPL sides Ushuru and Western Stima shared spoils as they played to a barren draw in Kisumu.
Newcomers Kangemi All Stars recovered brilliantly from their 2-1 loss to Bidco United in their first match of the season to inflict another painful defeat to Nakuru All Stars 2-0 through Martin Lemaiyan’s brace at Afraha Stadium.
Michael Nam’s slum- based outfit is now ninth on the log, while league debutants Green Commandoes played out to another draw, this time against Nairobi Stima at Karuturi Stadium.