Posts Tagged ‘Kenya’
There was more misery for bottom club Karuturi Sport in the Kenyan Premier League this afternoon as they went down 1-3 at home to mid-table Ulinzi Stars. The game was goalless until the interval but a brace from Kevin Amwayi Serenge in the second half gave Ulinzi Stars the lead and it proved enough to secure the three points despite a dramatic end to the game. Dancan Owiti gave Karuturi Sport a glimmer of hope with a goal in the last minute of normal time but any chance of an unlikely fight-back was quashed by Stars’ Steven Waruru, who scored a minute later to make it 3-1 to the visitors.
Karuturi Sport have now gone seven league matches without a win since their success against Bandari back in May and they remain two points adrift of Homeboyz at the bottom of the table with fifteen points from their twenty games, three points away from safety. The victory for Ulinzi Stars takes them to thirty points and moves them up from ninth to fifth in the congested middle of the table where they still have a game in hand on many of the teams around them. A win in their next match could see them go as high as second. Gor Mahia are the league leaders with thirty seven points from nineteen games.
Nigeria took control of African World Cup 2014 qualifying Group F yesterday with a hard fought 1-0 away win over Kenya at the Moi International Sports Centre in Nairobi. The game was deadlocked at 0-0 for over eighty minutes until CSKA Moscow striker Ahmed Musa finally found a way past Duncan Ochieng in the Kenya goal. The win puts Nigeria top of the group on eight points from four games with two games remaining whilst Kenya stay rooted to the bottom with only two points and can no longer reach the next round because either Nigeria or Malawi is certain to exceed their maximum possible total of eight points.
In the other match in the group, Malawi drew 0-0 with Namibia at the Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre. It’s a result which does neither team many favours but it does at least keep them both in contention ahead of the final rounds of matches. The penultimate fixtures take place next Wednesday (12-06-2013) when Malawi take on Kenya in Blantyre and Namibia host Nigeria in Windhoek. The sixth and final fixtures are in September when Malawi visit Nigeria and Kenya receive Namibia.
The Group F table is now as follows: