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National Super League to kick off on Saturday

FOOTBALL By Washington Onyango | December 11th 2020

Migori Youth FC's Captain Clifford Otieno and Harun Nyakah (left) of Mt Kenya during NSL match at Camp Toyoyo on Wednesday, Oct 17, 2019. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

Football Kenya Federation confirmed that Kenya’s second-tier football league will officially start this weekend in various stadiums across the country.

The government through the Ministry of Sports last month only cleared the top-tier leagues to resume without fans but the federation said yesterday the NSL matches will kick-off.

“The matches are on. We have been planning for this for a long time and after close consideration and deliberation with stakeholders we saw it fit to kick off the league,” said the federation.

In the fixtures, Mwatate United will play coast Stima, Nairobi Stima entertain newbies Soy united as former KPL champions Sony Sugar travel to play Silibwet.

On Sunday, former Kenyan Premier League side Shabana will travel to play Chemelil Sugar in the first fixture of the season in Kisumu as Modern Coast Rangers play Talanta.

From left; Nairobi City Stars' Elvis Noor, Ebrima Sanneh and David Gateri celebrate their lone goal against Nairobi Stima FC during NSL match at Camp Toyoyo Stadium on Saturday, March 14, 2020. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

Fixtures

Saturday

Mwatate United v Coast Stima (Wundanyi Stadium), Nairobi Stima v Soy United (Camp Toyoyo), Silibwet v Sony Sugar (Silibwet Grounds).

Sunday

Chemelil Sugar v Shabana (Chemelil Complex), Kibera Black Stars v  Muranga Seal (Ruaraka Grounds), Modern Coast Rangers v FC Talanta (Serani Grounds), Vihiga Bullets v APS Bomet (Bukhungu Stadium), Migori Youth v Ushuru (Migori Stadium), Mt  Kenya United v Fortune Sacco (Camp Toyoyo), Kenya Police v Kisumu AllStars (Karuturi).

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