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AP ‘arrest’ Talanta as City Stars pip Kisumu in NSL

Barry Silah @obel_barry

Alfred Chole’s 65th minute strike was enough to help Administration Police (AP) beat FC Talanta 1-0 and move up two places to 14th place on the National Super League standings. The lone goal, which came against the run of play, enabled AP to accumulate 15 points.

FC Talanta were casual in the lead up to the goal after their backline failed to deal with the threat from AP following an impromptu break with second half substitute Chole pouncing on a neat cross from Humphrey Alemba to do the damage.

The AP backline, led by Darsham Lubembe and Riro Mokaya was astute on the day as they kept Talanta’s danger men Anthony Gichu and Edwin Walumoli at bay. AP concentrated on long balls from midfield dynamo Michael Kiio and the tireless Hiram Wanjohi but that did not yield much.

This was Talanta’s fifth loss of the season which leaves them 12th on the log with 21 points. Elsewhere, Kisumu All Stars were beaten 2-0 by Nairobi City Stars at their Kisumu backyard. John Kamau and Charles Otieno’s first half strikes silenced the usually buzzing Moi Stadium as they returned to Nairobi with all three points.

City Stars now move to 10th on the standings after the solid display while their opponents are eighth. Meanwhile, Kibera Black Stars continued with their resurgence following a hard-fought 2-1 win over Kangemi All Stars at Ruaraka grounds.

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