Police, APS Bomet clash in NSL midweek derby at Toyoyo
Gibo Zachary and Barry Silah
Kenya Police will today host APS Bomet in a disciplined forces derby at Camp Toyoyo in Nairobi from 1pm as the National Super League competition intensifies.
In the other midweek league match, Modern Coast Rangers will be hosting Administration Police from 3pm in Mombasa.
With two games left to take the mid-season break, the 18th placed Rangers are only at 11 points from 16 matches and are in real danger of relegation from the second tier. Interestingly, their last two games are at their backyard; Serani Sports Club including this weekend’s clash against bottom-placed St Joseph’s Youth who are two points adrift.
Police, who are placed 13th in the table, are confident of pipping their opponents and coach Gregory Mutinda has declared that there is no room for complacency.
“We are definitely facing a tricky side, a team that can play the ball and has picked important points against strong teams. In this case, we have our work cut out. We need full points and therefore my plan is to attack against APS,” he said.
Meanwhile, Migori Youth FC are not giving up their initial target of a podium finish in the league, despite losing to Shabana FC at Gusii Stadium at the weekend.
Migori who are preparing to host Vihiga Bullets on Saturday, came into the Sunday match as favourites and even took an early lead through league’s top scorer Clinton Okoth but three goals from one-man-show Fred Nyakundi, alias Malouda, helped Shabana edge out Migori 3-2.
Coach Robert Ojienda has returned to the drawing board and declared they will not relent in their quest to challenge for the league title and promotion to the top league. “It was a balanced match but after scoring the opener my boys went to the comfort zone lost concentration and ended up conceding two quick goals within five minutes before the break. That is exactly where we lost the match. But we don’t have time to mourn about the loss as we are already focusing on our next tie,” he said.