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NSL: Kisumu All Stars seek redemption against Stima

FOOTBALL By Washington Onyango | February 16th 2021
Kisumu All Stars Patrick Ochieng celebrates after scoring. [Washington Onyango,Standard]

Kisumu All Stars will be seeking to bounce back to winning ways when they face Nairobi Stima as the race for securing promotion places heats up in the National Super League (NSL) midweek matches on Wednesday.

All Stars are fresh from their away 3-3 draw against Modern Coast Rangers in Mombasa and will be playing their second consecutive away match against Stima at Camp Toyoyo.

Currently joint third in the standings alongside rivals Kisumu Hot Stars and Fortune Sacco with 17 points, All Stars head coach Salim Babu is upbeat of improving on their away form after a disappointing draw at the coast over the weekend.

Babu said his charges are ready to bounce back with a win after learning from their mistakes.

“We have to improve on our defense. Offensively, we are good especially after scoring eight goals in two matches. Now what we need is to stand tall in defense and avoid conceding easy goals,” said the former Western Stima tactician.

“Playing away is not always easy. The team is slowly rebuilding its chemistry and I believe if the boys improve on their performances that they gave in Mombasa we will win against Stima.”

Nairobi Stima is currently sixth in the standings but with one point behind All Stars and a win will take them above the lakeside outfit.

In Muranga, newbies Kisumu Hot Stars will be hunting for their second consecutive win when they face relegation threatened Murang’a Seal at St. Sebastian Park.

Hot Stars are third in the log with 17 points, 13 points above Muranga Seal.

In Western, Vihiga Bullets FC will welcome Migori Youth FC as new boys Soy United FC entertain Shabana FC at Bhukungu Stadium.

NSL Midweek Fixtures

Fortune Sacco FC vs MCF FC Kianyaga Stadium | Kerugoya 15:00

Murang’a Seal FC vs Kisumu Hot Stars FC St. Sebastian Park | Murang’a 15:00

Coast Stima FC vs FC Talanta Mbaraki Grounds | Mombasa 13:00

Vihiga Bullets FC vs Migori Youth FC Bukhungu Stadium | Kakamega 13:00

Soy United FC vs Shabana FC Bukhungu Stadium | Kakamega 15:00

Mwatate United FC vs Mt. Kenya United FC Wundanyi Stadium | Taita 15:00

APS Bomet FC vs Kibera Black Stars FC Bomet Stadium | Bomet 13:00

Silibwet FC vs Kenya Police FC Bomet Stadium | Bomet 15:00

Sony Sugar FC vs Modern Coast Rangers FC Gusii Stadium | Kisii 15:00

Nairobi Stima FC vs Kisumu Allstars FC Camp Toyoyo | Nairobi 15:00

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