Promotion at stake as NSL ends on Sunday

Kisumu All Stars players during warm up.[Washington Onyango,Standard]

Two promotion slots are up for grabs as the 2021-2022 National Super League (NSL) campaign comes to an end on Sunday with eight matches lined up across the country.

While champions elect Administration Police Service (APS) Bomet will be handed the trophy at Bomet Stadium, three teams will be fighting for the remaining two slots that will grant them a pass to play in the 2022-2023 Football Kenya Federation Premier League.

NSL champions and runners-up are automatically promoted to FKF-PL, while the team which finishes third will play Wazito in the promotion playoffs before the new season kicks off.

Fortune Sacco, Muhoroni Youth and Murang'a Seal are all in contention for the remaining two slots.
Former FKF-PL side Muhoroni will be fighting to finish third and qualify for the promotion play-off against Wazito while Fortune Sacco and Murang’a Seal tussle for a second-place finish which will assure either side automatic promotion.

In Bomet, APS Bomet, who have 70 points from 35 matches, could reach 73 points if they beat Murang’a Seal in their last fixture.
Murang’a Seal, who are third on 64 points, must beat league winners APS Bomet and hope Fortune lose away to 18th-placed Gusii United to finish second and clinch the only available automatic promotion slot.

At the same time, Fortune Sacco, who are on 66 points, can finish at second place with victory over Gusii United which will guarantee them a place in the top tier.

Muhoroni Youth, who are fourth on 62 points, can move into the play-off slot if they beat Shabana and Murang’a Seal lose to APS Bomet.
Zoo Kericho, Mwatate United and Dandora Love have already been relegated to Division One.

Sunday NSL fixtures
Naivas v Coastal Heroes, Camp Toyoyo
Silibwet Leons v Kibera Black Stars, Silibwet
Gusii v Fortune Sacco, Awendo Green
Vihiga United v SS Assad, Mumias Complex
APS Bomet v Murang’a Seal, IAAF Bomet
MCF v Mwatate United, Thika
Migori Youth v Kisumu All Stars, Migori Stadium
Shabana v Muhoroni Youth, William Ole Ntimama Stadium