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Kenya Police maintain unbeaten run in NSL as Bidco, Isibania falter

Barry Silah @PeopleSports11 Kenya Police’s odyssey in the National Super League (NSL) is becoming one for the talks in town as their unbeaten run still remains intact, eight matches into the season.

Following their latest 2-1 win over St Josephs Youth on Sunday at Karuturi Grounds, Police are now placed second on the log with a match at hand. Coincidentally in the Sunday match, they ended Saints’ unbeaten run after a mouth watering clash at the Naivasha venue.

The team coached by Charles Omondi Korea have been rock solid at the back having conceded only four goals but found the back of the net 11 times. Speaking to People Sport, coach Omondi said he was upbeat with his side’s domineering performance in the early stages of the league, but promised more.

“The boys understand my philosophy and I am happy with the performance so far. We want to assess our standing after 10 matches but now on 15 points, this is certainly the right path.

I know we can only get better,” he said. Meanwhile, Western Stima reclaimed the top spot after weeks out following their hard fought 1-0 win over title rivals Bidco United.

Both sides exemplified top class football at Kisumu’s Moi Stadium on Saturday but it was David Otie’s first half strike that made the difference. Bidco now coached by veteran tactician Leonard Saleh is, however, still staying focused despite the glitch and have vowed to regroup and bounce back.

The Thika-based side are third on the log above John Kamau’s fast improving KCB on goal difference albeit with the latter having a game in hand. Former pace-setters Kibera Black Stars and Isibania are beginning to feel the pressures of the NSL challenge after both lost at the weekend.

John Amboko’s Nairobi City Stars inflicted the slum side a 2-1 loss, only their second loss of the campaign while Coast Stima blanked Isibania by a similar scoreline. Elsewhere despite Nairobi Stima having in their ranks top scorer Stephen Owusu,Ushuru convincingly thrashed them 3-1 on Sunday.

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