KCB return to KPL after beating FC Talanta 2-0

KCB have made it back into the Kenyan Premier League after defeating FC Talanta 2-0 at the Camp Toyoyo grounds.

With a few games to spare, the bankers definitely picked their game up to finally make it back to Kenya’s top flight football.

The bankers saw out the win with an outstanding defensive display which enabled them to reach their ultimate goal for the season.

After a long spell of possession, the bankers took the lead Dennis Gichure after some great build up play in the midfield area.

The second half was played at a very high intensity because the players knew that they had to win the game to secure a long awaited return to the KPL.

Through that intensity, the bankers made it 2-0 after the KCB forward was brought down in the six-yard area. Munala Simon stepped up and calmly slotted the spot kick to make it 2-0.

Meanwhile, Vihiga United scored twice inside the 10 opening minutes through Amos  Kigadi and Michael Isabwa to grab the maximum points that ensured the Mike Muiruri charges escaped the play off debacle finishing 12th on the log with 41 points.

Nakumatt wound up 16th on 37 points and will meet either Nairobi Stima or Ushuru in a play-off tie with the winner earning the right to feature in next season’s premier league.

In Mombasa, Bandari finished second with 62 points after emphatically beating relegated Thika United 5-1 at Mbaraki sports grounds.

Wycliff Ochomo ,Yema Mwana and Wilberforce Lugogo were on target for the dockers.

In Kericho, Zoo battled to a barren draw with Sofapaka. The result ensured Sofapaka wound up in 5th position with 53 points while Zoo remained 11th.

Tusker’s 1-0 win against Champions Gor Mahia helped them to a third place finish.

The new season is expected to kick off in earnest with league organisers mulling over a new format that’s set to begin before the close of the year.


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