Boost for Thika United as skip­per re­turns for City match

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports -

Thika United re­ceived ma­jor boost as skip­per Den­nis Od­hi­ambo re­turns to­mor­row to face rel­e­ga­tion-bound Nairobi City Stars in SportPesa Pre­mier League match at Sa­fari­com Sta­dium, Kasarani . The milk­men con­firmed through their of­fi­cial web­site that Od­hi­ambo will be avail­able for se­lec­tion af­ter a twom­atch sus­pen­sion. Thika United won the first leg match against City Stars by a soli­tary goal.

Mean­while, the match has been moved back­ward to ac­com­mo­date an ear­lier kick-off pit­ting Ushuru against Chemelil Sugar.

The dou­ble header will not be live and will kick-off at 2pm and 4:15pm re­spec­tively at Kasarani Sta­dium.

Else­where, Muhoroni Youth for­ward Lwamba Be­beto has crit­i­cised for Mathare United for play­ing to draw their match against the Awasi-based side.

The two teams played out to a bar­ren draw in a Kenyan Pre­mier League match played on Wed­nes­day, with the hosts des­per­ate for a top eight fin­ish.

Be­beto said a top eight fin­ish is still on the cards and that the team will be aim­ing for max­i­mum points in the four re­main­ing matches.

“We did our part and even tried to push for the vic­tory but un­for­tu­nately it could not hap­pen be­cause our op­po­nents had a dif­fer­ent mo­tive. They wanted a draw from the way they were play­ing, es­pe­cially in the sec­ond half, and at the end of the day they man­aged to get it,” Be­beto said.

Muhoroni Youthare now placed in the ninth po­si­tion on the ta­ble stand­ings with 34 points and have a date with league cham­pi­ons Gor Mahia in the fi­nal of KPL Top 8 on Sunday. —


Den­nis Od­hi­ambo of Thika United in pre­vi­ous ac­tion dur­ing a Kenyan Pre­mier League match at the Thika Sta­dium in Ki­ambu County.

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