NSL leaders Mombasa Elite face litmus test in Kisumu

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Coastal Heroes FC players celebrate their goal against Gusii FC during their National Super League (NSL) match at Mbaraki Sports Club in Mombasa on January 9, 2021. Heroes won 4-1. 

Photo credit: Abdulrahman Sheriff | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Leaders Mombasa Elites, on 13 points will visit struggling Kisumu All Stars at Moi Stadium in Kisumu from 3pm in a match expected to be explosive
  • On Sunday, Mombasa Heroes formerly Coast Stima host Vihiga United at Serani grounds, while second-placed APS Bomet travel to Dawson Mwanyumba Stadium in Wundanyi to face Mwatate United

The National Super League (NSL) enters Round Seven this weekend with 10 matches on the card across different venues in the country.

Leaders Mombasa Elites, on 13 points will visit struggling Kisumu All Stars at Moi Stadium in Kisumu from 3pm in a match expected to be explosive.

Coach Hussein Madaga is expected to name Lucky Kaingu and Ali Juma in attack, with a win ensuring they remain at the helm. 

On Sunday, Mombasa Heroes formerly Coast Stima host Vihiga United at Serani grounds, while second-placed APS Bomet travel to Dawson Mwanyumba Stadium in Wundanyi to face Mwatate United.

Fresh from their 1-0 win over newly promoted Naivas FC away in Nairobi, Shabana at position four will be hoping to secure their third win of the season when they host Dandora Love in Awendo.

The Kisii-based side have since moved their home matches to Awendo to allow for renovations at their traditional home ground, Gusii Stadium. 

The former Kenyan Premier League side, had started the competition on a low key by registering two consecutive draws in their first two games, 0-0 against newcomers Mara Sugar FC and 1-1 against Zoo.

They have lost once, but won three matches as they target to finish the season in the top two automatic promotion slots. Coached by Robert Ojienda, Shabana should expect a tough encounter from their opponents who have vowed to produce their 'A' game.

“We don’t expect to lose our magic formula, but we must continue fighting hard to keep our dreams alive,” said Ojienda. 

Fixtures

Saturday 

Migori Youth v Murang’a SEAL

Gusii United v Kibera Black Stars

MCF v Zoo

Kisumu All Stars v Mombasa Elites

Assad v Fortune Sacco

Sunday

Silibwet v Naivas

Coastal Heroes v Vihiga United

Mwatate United v APS Bomet

Shabana v Dandora Love

Muhoroni Youth v Mara Sugar

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