Nairobi Stima in a past game. The side tops the NSL with a point on Vihiga United and Wazito who have pending games on Wed 26 July, 2017
Nairobi Stima basks at NSL summit as midweek disrupt beckons
By Patrick Korir | Tue 25 Jul, 2017 20:58

After registering a 0-0 draw with Nairobi City Stars on Saturday 22 July, Nairobi Stima shot from third to top of the 19-team National Super League (NSL) standings with 39 points. 

The match day 18 game brought an end to the two teams' first leg assignments and while the Ibrahim Shikanda-coached Stima went top, City Stars remained eighth, having managed 26 points. 

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With the result, Stima managed to keep a clean sheet for the 14th game in 18 first leg outings but how long they will stay at the top of the log is dependent on outcomes from two of three games set for Wednesday 26 July. 

Vihiga United whom Stima dislodged from top spot down to second will be in town to face fourth placed Ushuru at Camp Toyoyo starting 4.15pm. The precursor to that game is an unmissable match as Wazito will face off with Kenya Police at the same venue from 2pm. 

At the very least, draws from either game will see Stima knocked off top spot. But while awaiting possible a disrupt on Wednesday, they will bask in being top for the fourth day running.

"The NSL is very competitive and you cannot underrate anyone. Even the teams at the bottom are very hard to beat and it is not easy to get points from them.

"It is not over yet but we are happy to be where we are now as this is where we belong," says Stima chair Vincent Onyango.

The upcoming three games are the last set of first leg games. 

From Saturday 29 July the league will usher in the second leg with six games. Three more will follow the day after. 

Fixtures - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

3.00 GFE 105 vs Kibera Black Stars - Kipchoge Keino 

2.00 Wazito vs Kenya Police - Camp Toyoyo 

4:15 Ushuru Vs Vihiga United - Camp Toyoyo

Patrick Korir

Twitter: @tipkorir

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