Migori Youth eye top four as Vihiga Bullets go third in Super League : The standard Sports

Migori Youth defender Benard Okinyi controls the ball in a past match. [Washington Onyango, The Standard]

Migori Youth captain Clifford Otieno is upbeat the club can finish among the top four clubs in the National Super League after resuming the second-tier league with a victory in one of the three rescheduled matches played on Wednesday.

The South Nyanza based club defeated Mwatate United 2-0 to move out of the relegation zone up to 12th in the standings with 21 points from 17 matches played.

Former Gor Mahia striker Dickson “Agwambo” Raila debuted with a goal in addition to Michael Bosco strike that sealed all three points for Migori.

“We are very happy to come back home with all maximum points especially after another stressful two months out without football,” said Otieno during an interview with The Standard Sports.

“This win will come in handy ahead of our next matches which we have to win in order to be able to achieve our goal of finishing in the top four,” Otieno added.

Meanwhile, Vihiga Bullets closed the gap on joint leaders Kenya Police and FC Talanta to two points after narrowly edging out Fortune Sacco 1-0 in Kianyaga Stadium.

The victory saw Vihiga move to third in the standings with 30 points, two behind Kenya Police and FC Talanta who are tied on 32 points.

In Mombasa, Wilson Kamau scored a brace to inspire Muranga Seals to an important 2-0 victory over Coast Stima at Mbaraki Grounds.

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The win lifted Seals out of the relegation zone to 14th with 19 points.

After round 17 of super league matches played, former Premier League side Mount Kenya United remain bottom of the table with 13 points followed by Soy United and Gusii FC AS Talanta, Kenya Police and Vihiga Bullets lead race for promotion.

Migori Youth FC’s Captain Clifford Otieno during NSL match against Mt Kenya FC at Camp Toyoyo on Wednesday, Oct 17, 2019. [Jonah Onyango, The Standard]

Five more matches are on the cards on Saturday as round 18 is expected to kick off with 10 teams playing for the first time since March.

Wednesday NSL Matches Results

Mwatate United 0-2 Migori Youth

Fortune Sacco 0-1 Vihiga Bullets

Coast Stima 0-2 Muranga Seal

Saturday NSL Round 18 Fixtures

Soy United vs Sony Sugar (Bukhungu Stadium, 3 pm)

Silibwet vs Modern Coast Rangers (Bomet Stadium, 3 pm)

Mt. Kenya United vs Vihiga Bullets (Camp Toyoyo, 3 pm)

Kibera Black Stars vs Kisumu Allstars (Ligi Ndogo Grounds, 3 pm)

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