NSL. Muhoroni Youth, APS Bomet lead race to FKF-PL promotion

Kisumu Hot Stars's Byron Otieno (center) celebrates with his teammate Ezekiel Obat after scoring against Migori Youth. [Washington Onyango,Standard]

Muhoroni Youth and APS Bomet are leading the race to FKF Premier League promotion after winning their weekend National Super League (NSL) matches.

Muhoroni Youth moved second in the standings after defeating rivals Fortune Sacco 2-0 in a top of the table match staged at Muhoroni Stadium in Kisumu County.

Yusuf Ochibola and Abubakar Suluaimon scored the two important goals as the former top tier side made ground towards earning promotion to the Football Kenya Federation Premier League next season.

The win saw Muhoroni leapfrog Fortune Sacco to second in the log with 56 points, two more than the latter dropped to third.

Speaking after the win, Muhoroni Youth Team Manager Moses Jobita said he is confident they will be promoted to the top league if they maintain their recent form.

Jobita said they only need to avoid defeat in their remaining seven matches to be promoted.

“I have finished off Fortune Sacco and now remaining with the current leaders APS Bomet whom I will be hosting soon. If we win our two away matches next week and defeat Bomet, we will be at a better position,” said Jobita.

On the other hand, APS Bomet opened a four-point lead at the top after a 2-0 walkover win over Zoo Kericho who failed to show up at their own home ground at Green Stadium.

Bomet have 60 points, four more than Muhoroni and six ahead of third placed Fortune Sacco with 54 points.

Top two teams at the end of the season will be promoted to the top tier league automatically by virtue of finishing second and first as the third placed team will be forced to face Wazito in the relegation-promotion playoffs match.


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