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Makadara edge top of the table clash to maintain lead

Makadara Junior League SA maintained their stay at the helm after edging out second-placed Shauri Moyo Blue Stars 2-0 in a mouth-watering Super 8 Premier League match played at Camp Toyoyo ground at the weekend.

Shauri Moyo had hoped to end Makadara’s nine-game unbeaten streak and reduce the two-point difference and climb to the top of the 16-team log but failed in their attempts as the leaders got their goals through Bonventure Atse and Tyron Yara to collect three points that leave them at the summit with 24 points.

“I am grateful to God and to my players for the win. Shauri Moyo were tough opponents but we managed to pull it off. Hard work and good preparation were the ingredients for this win. We are not concerned about the unbeaten run.

We know it will be broken but the important thing is to keep fighting,” said Makadara head coach Charles Nyongesa.

His opposite number Ken Odera is hoping that his players will quickly forget the defeat and return to winning ways.

“This has been one of the most difficult games and tactically, the opponents were superior than us but we tried to contain them. I cannot say they were lucky because we made them fight for it. We go back to the drawing board to ensure we win our upcoming fixtures,” he said.

In the early kick off at the same venue, hosts Jericho All Stars came from a goal down to force a 2-2 draw with Melta Kabiria which leaves them stagnated in third position with an improved 18 points while their opponents drop a spot down to eighth with 13 points.

At Co-operative ground, home team and defending champions Kawangware United also played to a 2-2 draw with visiting Technical University of Kenya (TUK).

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