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  • Jericho tackle Melta as Sportpesa Super 8 Premier League second leg begins

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    Jericho FC captain Kevin Oreso shields the ball away from Kayole Asubuhi's Brain Ochieng during a past SPS8 PL tie at City Stadium. Jericho clash with Meltah Kabiria FC in their round 16 tie

    Jericho FC begin their Sportpesa Super 8 Premier League second leg title hunt with an away trip to Kawangware Riruta stadium (BP) to face Simon Gicheru’s Meltah Kabiria on Sunday 2 July.

  • Asubuhi breath life into their title defending campaign

     

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    Kayole Asubuhi players celebrate after netting the opener against Team Umeme in SPS8 PL on Sat 11 March at Ziwani ground.

    East conference champs Kayole Asubuhi FC sparked life into their title defending campaign following a 2-1 away success over west siders Team Umeme FC in an absorbing encounter as the 2017 Sportpesa Super 8 Premier League season marked match day twoon Saturday 11 March staged at Ziwani grounds, Nairobi.

  • Asubuhi invite TUK, leaders Kawangware face off with Umeme as Kiambiu seek redemption against Metro Sports in week 12


    With three rounds of matches to go before the first leg of the prestigious Sportpesa Super 8 Premier League comes to a wrap, the 16 combatants will be seeking to kick on and push for a respectable finish before the two week break.

    Early season title favourites and leaders Kawangware United who are six point clear at the top of the log will be pumped up to widen the ridge further when they host eighth-placed Kabete United while second placed defending champs Kayole Asubuhi who are enjoying a phenomenal form will be up in arms to catch up with them in the hot race for the champions honours that shifts gears in game week 12.

  • Champs Asubuhi invite Macmillan, leaders Kawangware clash Kiambiu as SPS8 PL enters week 10

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    Sportpesa Super 8 Premier League enters the 10th round this Saturday 7 May with eight matches lined up across different venues.

    Makongeni grounds will be the battle field of the highlight match of the weekend that will see Makadara region long-time rivals MASA and Jericho FC square it out for the three points.

  • Champs Asubuhi looking for first league win in Ziwani

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    Kayole Asubuhi captain Joel Mutua in previous Super 8 League action at City Stadium. Asubuhi confront Team Umeme in their second round SPS8 PL match on Saturday 12 March at Ziwani ground.

    After starting their title defending campaign on a rather slow pace last weekend after a shocking 2-1 away defeat to east conference rivals MASA, Kayole Asubuhi coach Isaiah ‘Song’ Omondi says they put behind their uninspiring start of their 2017 Sportpesa Super 8 Premier League season and are focused on their next fixture.

  • Champs Kayole brush aside NYSA to keep tabs on leaders Kawangware

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    Tobius Olum (R) of Kayole Asubuhi vies for the ball with Obadiah Nyabuto of NYSA during their SPS8 PL tie that ended 1-0 in favour of Asubuhi on Monday 17 April at Makongeni grounds.

    Focus Onuka handed Sportpesa Super 8 Premier League defending champs Kayole Asubuhi a perfect gift sealing their Easter festivities in bubbly moods after netting the all-important goal of the match against a resilient NYSA in match day 7 played on Monday 17 April at Makongeni grounds.

    The combative center back neatly buried home a 60th minute penalty that handed the East conference leaders three valuable points that hauls their tally to 15 points, just four adrift early front runners and league leaders Kawangware United.

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    NYSA who were angling for their first win in four consecutive attempts will however have to search deeper as the loss, their second this season, sees them sit at 5th with 11 points. Their Coach Fredrick Otieno admitted they went down fair and square but blamed inexperience as their main undoing.

    “This is the second time we have lost in the league, Kawangware and Asubuhi are teams which have played in this competition for some time so experience was in their favor but it was a challenging game, we had our chances but I guess lack was not on our side.” Otieno pointed out after the match.

    "Of course I am dissapointed especially with the penalty, I believe it was too soft but we have to accept the referee's decision and move on and focus on the coming matches." he added.

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    NYSA walk off the pitch after 1-0 away to Kayole Asubuhi in the seventh round SPS8 PL tie played at Makongeni grounds.

    Kayole who defied all odds to win last season’s trophy started this year’s campaign on a sour note after defeats in their week 1 and week 3 matches but since then they seem to have steadied their vessel having managed five wins thus far as they seek to tuck the accolade twice in a row as they presently lead the East conference standings.

    ALSO READ:SPS8 Premier League: TUK finally claim first win in match day 7

    Wasted chances

    NYSA started the match on a wonderful note pilling keeping Kayole’s defense under duress in the first ten minutes with the first chance falling on Charles Maina who hit the woodwork before his goal bound rebound attempt was cleared off the line by Asubuhi defender Dennis Nyabera.

    Custodian Asubuhi’s pre-season signing Charles Onyango then pulled off an acrobatic save to parry away a well taken free kick by Sam Lemashon in the 18th minute and on the other end Tobius Olum spurned what could have been the opener after directing his shot just above the bar.

    After a scoreless first period, both sides came in the final half rejuvenated and more aggressive but it was the hosts who broke the deadlock via penalty on the hour mark after NYAS defender handed the ball within the box prompting center referee John Otieno to point straight to the six yard spot with Onuka stepping up and gave a good account of himself by sending NYSA keeper the wrong direction, placing the ball on the right bottom of the net for a 1-0 second half lead.

    Despite searching deeply for the equalizer, the visiting West conference side could not quite find the mark dealing them their second defeat of a season they kick-started remarkably.

  • Coach Otieno happy with NYSA's first leg achievement

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    Newly promoted West Conference side NYSA made a posistive impact in their first leg appearance in the SPS8 PL. They went into the mid season break sitting 2nd on the log with 31 points.

    Newly promoted Sportpesa Super 8 Premier League side Ngando Youth Association (NYSA) head coach Fredrick Otieno says he is happy with the performance of his team in the just concluded first leg of their first appearance in the top league.

  • Delicious treat for football lovers as SPS8 Super Sunday highlights week 14

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    Match day 14 highlight schedule.

    Three blockbuster fixtures are lined up to headline the 14th round of the on-going Sportpesa Super 8 Premier League this first weekend of the new month on Sunday 4 June at the City Stadium, Nairobi.

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  • Do not write us off yet, Kawangware coach says after first SPS8 PL defeat

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    Francis Thairu (C) of Kawangware United beats Meltah Kabiria's Wilfred Thandi to the ball as he attempts to score when the two sides clashed in the SPS8 PL at Bp grounds on 29 April. Meltah won 1-0.

    After their perfect record in the Sportpesa Super 8 Premier League crushed down like a house of cards when you scratch the base, Kawangware United’s interim coach Laban Mwangi reckons that his charges still have the quality edge required to keep up alive their first league trophy.

  • Dramatic late win for Jericho caps an eventful Super Sunday

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    A section of the Super 8 Super Sunday action between Kawangware United vs Zamalek FC on Sunday 4 June at City Stadium.

    Jericho FC pulled a dramatic last minute surge to bag the three points against a spirited Kayole Asubuhi FC who crumbled to a 1-0 defeat in an entertaining Sportpesa Super 8 Premier League match at the heavily packed City Stadium on Sunday 4 June.

  • Experienced Jericho felled by newbies NYSA in SPS8 Premier League round 8

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    Samuel Lemashon (L) of NYSA powers forward during their SPS8 PL match against Jericho FC on Sunday 23 April at Ngong Posta grounds. NYSA won 1-0.

    Samuel ‘Kiki’ Lemashon was the toast of the day as newly promoted Ngando Youth Association (NYSA) overpowered 10-man Jericho FC 1-0 in an entertaining eighth round fixture of the on-going Sportpesa Super 8 Premier League played on Sunday 23 April at a packed Ngong Posta Grounds.

  • Jericho FC coach delighted in team progress, eyes Kawangware

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    Jericho FC players celebrating a goal scored during their 6-1 rout of rookies Team Umeme in their SPS8 PL tie at Camp Toyoyo grounds on Saturday 20 May. They currently occupy third place on the league standing.

    Despite being seven points behind Sportpesa Super 8 Premier League leaders Jericho FC coach Thomas Okongo has expressed delight in the progress his side has made so far into the 2017 season and promises to give the early title chasers a run for their money.

  • Jericho FC keeper aims to better predecessors' success in 2017 SPS8 PL

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    Jericho FC keeper Abdi Musale battles to clear header from MASA's striker Tonny Okello during their first leg SPS8 PL game on Sunday 7 May at Makongeni grounds. Jericho won 2-1.

    Jericho FC’s Abdi Musale says that even though he has big shoes to fill in his role as the first choice keeper he is aiming on curving his own path as far as his young career is concerned adding that his predecessors’ success in the Sportpesa Super 8 Premier League last season will not overshadow what he has to offer to the club.

  • Jericho FC midfeilder joins KPL side, keen to make a difference

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    Hansel Ochieng (R) in SPS8 PL action against Kayole Asubuhi FC on Saturday 10 June, 2017 at City Stadium. Hansel has been signed to Sofapaka FC from Jericho FC for a two year renewable contract.

    Often it is the dream of any young aspiring footballer in Kenya to progress towards being a complete player and perhaps play in the country’s top most championship, the Sportpesa Premier League or even in the world stage arena possibly one of the lucrative leagues in Europe.

  • Jericho FC rediscover swagger

     

     

    Jericho_celebratinon.jpgJericho FC players in bright spirits after sealing a 3-0 win over TUK FC in the third round SPS8 PL on Saturday 18 March at Camp Toyoyo grounds, Nairobi.

    Jericho FC head coach Thomas ‘Spark’ Okongo has rallied behind his players to put a good show this season after finally winning their first match in the 2017 Sportpesa Super 8 Premier League after mauling perennial enemies TUK FC 3-0 in an entertaining duel at Camp Toyoyo grounds on Saturday 18 March as the competition marked its match day three across Nairobi.

  • Jericho hit MASA in week 10 to move to fourth

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    Jericho FC defender Kawala Ochieng' evades a tackle from MASA's Norman Ogolla during their SPS8 PL round 10 tie that ended 2-1 in favour of Jericho on Sunday 7 May at Makongeni grounds.

    Victor ‘Pompii’ Walera came off the bench to score the winning goal as Jericho FC thumped Makongeni Sports Association (MASA) 2-1 in a fiery Sportpesa Super 8 Premier League round 10 tie played on Sunday 6 May afternoon at Makongeni grounds.

  • Jericho hold Kawangware as Sportpesa Super 8 Premier League takes a break

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    Gideon Gbondo of Jericho FC and Francis Tharu of Kawangware United battle for the ball during their SPS8 PL tie on Saturday 10 June at BP grounds. The match ended 1-1.

    Sportpesa Super 8 premier League log leaders Kawangware United battled to a 1-1 draw against Jericho FC in a thrilling round 15 tie on Saturday 10 June afternoon at a thronged Riruta BP stadium in Kawangware as the first leg of the 2017 season came to a close.

  • Kabete United fuel title charge after seeing off Kaimbiu in week 6

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    Kabete United walk of the pitch at half time of the round 6 SPS8 PL encounter against Kaimbiu Youth FC. Kabete won 4-3.

    West conference Kabete United continued to flourish in the Sportpesa Super 8 Premier League as they leaped to third on the standing after escaping with a narrow 4-3 victory over visiting East conference side Kiambiu Youth FC in an explosive week six tie played on Sunday 9 April in at fully packed Kabete grounds.

    First half goals from Simon Ochieng (1’ ), Paul Masiba (18’) and Simon Onyango and an 86th minute effort from James Githinji ensured Kabete’s revival under new coach Peter Opiyo continued to take shape as they stretch their winning streak to four consecutive matches this season much to the delight of their boisterous home fans.

    Kamukuji based Kiambiu who put a gallant fight despite being reduced to 10 men and wasting a penalty, got their goals through dependable forward and former AFC Leopards (U20) young star Valdo Madegwa who netted a brace (6’ & 90,) and John Olando (17’).

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    Kabete United defender George Odhiambo (C) shields the ball from Wilson Osano (L) of Kiambiu Youth during their SPS8 PL tie at Kabete grounds on Sunday 9 April at Kabete grounds. The hosts won 4-3.

    Kabete who beat Jericho FC 2-1 last weekend haul their point tally to 12, four shy of leaders Kawangware United and tied on second placed Kayole Asubuhi after the match, a delighted coach Opiyo heaped praise on his charges but urged them to stay focus.

    “It was a tough game our opponents really played well but I am glad we got the three points which is what we were aiming for. Every person in the team played his part today so team work was key you could see how the players were self-motivated from the word go and the support from fans gave them the confidence to go for it. At first the chemistry between the players was lacking but I am glad we are building on that each game at a time.” Opiyo stated after the game.

    Kiambiu coach Raul Gonzales was not a happy man after the game and he blamed officiating and defensive lapses for the loss.

    “We had an upper hand in the game, we did very well considering this is an away match but we slumbered a bit in the second half where the keeper lost his concentration and we were punished. I believe we were also denied a clear goal, the shot by Valdo (Madegwa) went in but the assistant referee denied us which are some of the things the league should look into going on forward. Other than that I believe we should have won the match but that is football.”

    Kiambiu will be at home against Team Umeme for their next league match next weekend while Kabete United will also be away to Zamalek fc.

  • Kabete United take on Kiambiu Youth hoping to stretch fine form in week 6

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    With a golden opportunity of breaking into the Sportpesa Super 8 Premier League top four, on form Kabete United will be seeking to carry their recent winning formula into round 6 when they host unpredictable Kiambiu Youth FC in what will be the highlight match of the weekend at Kabete grounds on Sunday 9th April.

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