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Kiambiu SPS8PL Survival Chances Take Fatal Blow

Part of the action between Meltah Kabiria and Kayole Asubuhi FC during their round 26 of the SPS8PL on Saturday 23 September, 2017 at BP grounds in Riruta. The tie ended 0-0. PHOTO/Courtesy
Part of the action between Meltah Kabiria and Kayole Asubuhi FC during their round 26 of the SPS8PL on Saturday 23 September, 2017 at BP grounds in Riruta. The tie ended 0-0. PHOTO/Courtesy
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NAIROBI, Kenya- The slim survival chances of Kiambiu Youth FC took a fatal blow over the weekend when they lost in the SportPesa Super 8 Premier League (SPS8PL) as leaders Kawangware United FC failed to take to the field.

With the SPS8PL front runners silent as round 26 of the competition unfolded on Sunday, second placed NYSA FC (51) and Jericho FC (50) moved to within five points of Kawangware (56).

Kawangware have a game in hand over their title rivals after their tricky away trip to Makongeni Sports Association (MASA) FC failed to materialise.

NYSA 4-1 Ole Rongai FC

At the Ngong Posta grounds, NYSA made short work of relegated Ole Rongai FC by handing them a 4-1 spanking to keep their pursuit of Kawangware on track with four games to go.

With only 14 points, the Dan Juma-led bottom-placed team are already assured of second division football next season but their bid to play for pride took yet another hammering.

Kiambiu Youth 1-2 Jericho FC

Kiambiu inched closer to the chop after losing at home to Jericho in a cagey clash on played at Jericho Grounds.

SPS8PL Golden boot contender, Orneal Omondi and his strike partner; David Aswani netted a goal apiece in the 22nd and 69th minutes to condemn Kiambiu to a sixth successive loss.

Zeppaline Andefua had hauled back Kiambiu to the contest in the 64th only for the hosts to concede shortly afterwards to leave them staring at life in the second-tier next season.

Fed up home supporters caused ugly scenes after the final whistle and the club faces further action from the SPS8PL Disciplinary Committee to compound their misery.

Kiambiu are a place above bottom in the 16-team competition after accruing 18 point from five wins and three draws.

Macmillan 0-1 Zamalek

At Landi Mawe grounds, Zamalek beat hosts Macmillan to condemn the East Conference outfit to their 13th defeat in 26 outings.

The debutants Macmillan (23) have had a rough season so far, mustering five wins and eight draws to leave them training in 13th with 23 points so far. Zamalek (49) remained fourth.

Shauri Moyo Blue Stars FC 0-1 TUK FC

Stephen Odhiambo took only 20 minutes of the match to settle the hard-fought contest in favour of TUK when they travelled to Ziwani Grounds for a date with Blue Sharks.

Victory saw the university lads stuck at sixth (44) while the hosts were left languishing in 12th on 25.

Meltah Kabiria FC 0-0 Kayole Asubuhi FC

Outgoing SPS8PL champions, Kayole Asubuhi are confident of pushing for a top three finish despite being forced to accept a barren draw by the hard-fighting Meltah Kabiria at BP Riruta Grounds.

Kayole coach, Isaiah Omondi, hailed his side for holding on for a share of the spoils after his side were reduced to 10-men when Angola Melchezidek was sent off for a second yellow late on.

The titleholders (46) are 10 adrift of the leaders Kawangware and former SportPesa Premier League giants, Gor Mahia FC player Omondi backed his side to finish the season with a flourish.

“It was fair game but we had some challenges which I believe we will need to overcome in the upcoming matches.

“The league is competitive. If you look at our last two games, we were not as convincing as we ought to be but we are pushing everyone in the team to give their all,” Omondi added.

“We are not under pressure but we have to be realistic if it comes to the worst, a top three would be fine for us,” he added.

The draw left Kabiria (39) eighth.

SPS8PL Round 26 Results

Macmillan 0-1 Zamalek FC

Metro Sports FC 1-0 Team Umeme

Kiambiu Youth 1-2 Jericho FC

NYSA 4-1 Ole Rongai FC

Shauri Moyo Blue Stars 0-1 TUK FC

Meltah Kabiria FC 0-0 Kayole Asubuhi FC

MASA VS Kawangware United*

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