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National Super League: Migori Youth upbeat as Super League resumes

FOOTBALL By Washington Onyango | May 19th 2021
Migori Youth captain Clifford Ouma leads his team to the pitch during a past NSL match. [Washington Onyango, The Standard]

Migori Youth captain Clifford ‘Ouma’ Otieno is optimistic they can turn around their poor form and get back to winning ways when they face Mwatate United FC on Wednesday (today) as the National Super League resumes under strict COVID-19 protocols.

Three midweek super league fixtures are on the cards after an eight-week break in March when President Uhuru Kenyatta suspended sporting activities in the country to curb the rising cases of COVID-19.

Speaking to The Standard Sports, Otieno believes they have what it takes to compete at the top level again, noting that the brief two months break will play a pivotal role in their rise once again.

“We are Migori Youth. The team is ready for the league battle once again we are going to do everything it takes to collect maximum points in Taita.”

“We have been training well during the brief break where we tried to work out some of the few problems we faced during the opening 16 matches we played and I believe we are in a better positon than before,” Otieno said.

After 16 matches in the second tier league, Migori are 17th with 18 points. 

Migori beefed up their squad with the acquisition of former Gor Mahia striker Dickson “Agwambo” Raila who is expected to make his debut today.

Kisumu Hot Stars striker Charles Adika (right) in action against Migori Youth. [Washington Onyangop, The Standard]

Mwatate are eighth with 25 points and a win will see them move to within four points of leaders FC Talanta.

In Mombasa, 11th placed Coast Stima welcome relegation threatened Muranga Seals at Mbaraki Grounds as Vihiga Bullets seek to close the gap on leaders Talanta to two points when they travel to play Fortune Sacco who are a point behind them in the log.

Mid-week NSL Fixtures

Mwatate United vs Migori Youth (Wundanyi Stadium, 3 pm)

Fortune Sacco vs Vihiga Bullets (Kianyaga Stadium, 3 pm)

Coast Stima vs Muranga Seal (Mbaraki Grounds, 1 pm)

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