Another twist in NSL as Nairobi Stima win to move second on the table

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Nairobi Stima moved to second place on the National Super League (NSL) table after beating Nairobi City Stars by a solitary goal on Saturday.

The Powermen came into the match desperate for maximum points to keep their promotion ambitions alive. The lone goal for the Yasin Mafuta-led side came in the 64th minute courtesy of Shela Mandela, who capitalised on a defensive lapse.

Stima are now a point behind leaders Kisumu All-Stars, who were held to a goalless draw by fourth-placed Ushuru at Moi Stadium in Kisumu.

At Afraha Stadium in Nakuru, FC Talanta fell 2-0 to their hosts St Josephs Youth. Njoroge Stephen opened the scoring for the Nakuru-based side in the 37th minute before Said Adams doubled the advantage with about 25 minutes left.

Meanwhile, Michael Owino scored a hat-trick to help Bidco United defeat Coast Stima 4-3 in a thrilling encounter staged in Mombasa.

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The striker opened the scoring in the third minute and completed his double eight minutes later. Abbas Muhiddin halved the deficit in the 53rd minute before two Lucky Kaingu goals - in the 57th and 65th minute - gave his team the advantage.

However, Owino hit his third in the 77th minute to level the scores before Jacob Onyango won it for the Thika-based side in the 85th minute.

Saturday's results: Kisumu All-Stars 0-0 Ushuru (Moi Stadium), St. Joseph’s Youth 2-0 Talanta (Afraha Stadium), Coast Stima 3-4 Bidco United (Mbaraki Sports Club), Modern Coast Rangers 3-1 Eldoret Youth (Serani Sports Ground) and Nairobi City Stars 0-1 Nairobi Stima (Hope Center).