National Super League: Ushuru drop points again as Thika register second win

By Washington Onyango: Sunday, February 10th 2019 at 17:04 GMT +3 | Football
Ushuru FC's Edwin Mwaura control ball during NSL Match against Shabana FC at Ruaraka grounds on Friday, Jan 11, 2019. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

Kisumu All Stars are looking for their first away win after Ushuru’s last gap goal denied Frank Oduor his first away win of the season in an entertaining 1-1 National Super League (NSL) match draw at Ruaraka Grounds.

Francis Oduor said he was disappointed with the draw citing laxity in the final minutes of the match that saw them concede a last minute goal.

“That goal cost you three points that could have closed the gap between us and Ushuru to three points. Now, we have to start afresh considering the gap that we should not let to grow further,” he said.

In the match, Moses Odhiambo headed in a Dennis Oalo free kick in the first half to put the visitors on course. Ken Kenyatta’s men did not give up and forced All Stars stopper Geoffrey Were into acrobatic saves from skipper Barrack Odhiambo, Evans Makori and Alex Sunga strikes.

The lakeside team then defended their lead and looked like they would hand Ushuru their second defeat.

Ushuru, however, fought back and settld for a point when Edwin Mwaura restored parity in the second-half stoppage time.

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The draw was the second time in a row where the taxmen have dropped points, but still top the league with 30 points, pending Wazito’s match against Fortune Sacco. The Blue Eagles remain fifth in the log with 24 points.

Administration Police also rose to sixth place when they edged out Kangemi All-Stars 3-1 at Camp Toyoyo thanks to goals from Eric Omondi, Abbas Bakari and Hillary Ochieng. AP have 20 points from 13 matches while Kangemi remain tucked at the bottom with four points.

In Kakamega, Kibera Black Stars dispatched Green Commandos 1-0 with John Masaba getting the goal for the slum boys.

In Thika Stadium, Thika United registered their first two consecutive win in the league defeating relegation threatened Migori Youth 2-1. [Washinton Onyango]