NSL: Migori Youth sink Msa Elite, Mathare edge Kajiado United

NSL: Migori Youth sink Msa Elite, Mathare edge Kajiado United

Migori Youth FC players celebrate a goal against hosts Mombasa Elite during their National Super League match played at Mbaraki Sports Club on Sunday November 19, 2023. Migori won 2-4. Photo by Mark Mutuku - Citizen Digital.

Migori Youth have Sunday evening continued their fine run in National Super League (NSL) this season after defeating Mombasa Elite 2-4 at Mbaraki Sports Club, Mombasa County.

The visitors Migori got their goals through Elly Owande , Tonny Brandly, Clinton Onyango and Lucky Musyoki while Mombasa Elite got their consolations through Emmanuel Lunalo and Omar Ateek.

It took only two minutes for Migori Youth to get the openor though Tonny Brandly who capitalised on a defence mix-up in Elite's defence, firing a hard shot past goalkeeper Richard Ebenyo.

Fourteen minutes into the game, Migori Youth doubled their lead through Clinton Onyango after a split pass from Elly Owande.

Two minutes later, Elite goalkeeper Richard Ebenyo was called to action to stop Clinton Okoth's shot for a corner kick, and the hosts survived.

Elite were totally outplayed in first half with strikers  Erick Kimanzi and Emanuel Lunalo failing to capitalize despite coming close, in what would have killed the match early before the break.

Set up by Okoth, Owande fired a 40-yard shot past Elite goalkeeper just three minutes to the break, giving Migori a 3-0 lead in the purely one-sided affair.

The home side were forced to make second half substitutions at the start, introducing Rama Said and Shendrack Stephen in the midfield, aiming to soak pressure from the fiery Migori troops.

In the 63rd minute, the home team found breakthrough from Lunalo's goal, after connecting Erick Mwanzia's cross into the net.

But Migori Youth answered pretty fast, netting their fourth goal through Musyoki from a well executed counter-attack.

At the stoppage, Ateek scored from the spot to give Mombasa Elite their second after Rama Said was fouled in 18-yard box, but was not enough to guarantee even a share of the spoils.

Mathare keep to spot

LEONARD ODIPO
Files: Mathare United coach Leonard Odipo in a past match. Photo by SportPicha

At the Ildamat Stadium Kajiado County, Mathare United extended their lead in the league after beating Kajiado FC 2-1 on Sunday afternoon.


Kajiado had to pay for their early misses when the Slum Boys claimed the lead in the 20th minute, through Steve Kimari assisted from Mark Khadohi.


Just 10 minutes into the second half, Kajiado’s efforts yielded when Elvis Shamala converted James Mutitu’s cross to restore parity.


The push for both teams was on until the 89th minute when Pascal Ogweno struck home for the winner, from Tony Odhiambo’s sumptuous cross.

 

This is Mathare’s eighth win of the season, having drawn once and losing once in their 10 matches, hence their 25 points.

 

In the post match Interview Mathere United Head Coach Leonard Odipo said their march to the NSL title is unstoppable.

 

“Our win today is very important. It is a boost to our quest to return to KPL and most importantly, our layers understand the task at hand – that’s why they are doing what we expect.

“If you look at our past three matches, our forwards have been scoring and that gives us confidence to keep on pushing,” an elated Odipo said.

 

On his side Mohammed Hamisi Kaka attributed the defeat to poor officiating sayings his team was denied two spot kicks.

“I’m also on the race to KPL and I still have about 30 games to go, but it’s high time the federation becomes keen on officiating because today have been denied two penalties. It is not the first time; I went to Silibwet and my players were physically assaulted and nothing has been done. Poor officiating will make some of us to lose the momentum if really nothing is done,” said Hamisi.


FULL WEEKEND NSL RESULTS

Luanda Villa FC 1 - 1 Nairobi United

Mulembe United 1 - 2 Mombasa Stars

Vihiga Bullets 0 - 2 Kibera Black Stars 

MCF 0 - 3 Mara Sugar

Dimba Patriots 0 - 0 Rainbow FC

Gusii FC 2 - 1 Silibwet FC

Naivas FC 3 - 1 Kisumu All Stars

Kajiado FC 1 - 2 Mathare United

SS Assad 0 - 1 Darajani Gogo FC

Report by Mark Mutuku and Robert Masai

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