City Stars lose unbeaten run, Stima sibling rivalry scooped by coastal side

Monday, December 16th, 2019 00:00 |
City Stars winger Olwer Maloba (on the ground) shields the ball from Kibra Blackstars defender Dennise Ochieng in an NSL match yesterday. Photo/PD/DAVID NDOLO

It was raining goals as round 19 of Betika Super League went down in different venues across the country.

At least 20 goals were recorded in eight matches while one walkover was witnessed as the championship gets to a 27-day mid-season break. 

It was an interesting end of action as the top two teams lost their fixtures with leaders Nairobi City Stars finally losing their unbeaten run to rivals Kibera Black Stars following in a 1-0 reverse with Janyeez Otieno the difference at Camp Toyoyo grounds.

Nairobi Stima were thrashed 3-0 away at Mbaraki grounds to seventh-placed Coast Stima in another battle of siblings as the former dropped to third place. 

Nairobi Stima go to the break with 35 points after picking 10 wins in 18 matches while City Stars end top of the log with 43 points off 18 matches picking 13 wins against four draws.

Bidco United took advantage to close the gap at the top to seven points after blanking eighth-placed Fortune Sacco 3-0 at Thika Stadium to move into second spot with 36 points. Rank outsiders Ushuru (sixth) and Migori Youth (fifth) are only separated by two points after also ending the mid-season on a high. 

Migori Youth beat Vihiga Bullets 3-0 at Awendo Stadium whereas the taxmen thrashed hapless Kenya Police 4-1 at Camp Toyoyo as the law enforcers succumbed to their seventh loss of the campaign.

FC Talanta moved to 18 points after defeating inconsistent Shabana 3-2.

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