Migori Youth move to third after win over Gusii as Silibwet end nine-match winless streak

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NSL Migori Youth move to third after win over Gusii as Silibwet end nine-match winless streak

Joel Omotto 19:17 - 24.06.2023

Migori secured an advantage in the race for the promotion playoff spot after edging Gusii in an incident-filled encounter.

Migori Youth FC moved to third place in the National Super League (NSL) following a 1-0 win over Gusii United in another incident-filled match in Migori on Saturday.

Lucky Musyoki scored the lone goal in the 76th minute but it sparked protest from the Gusii players who refused to come back to the pitch for the restart over what they deemed an unfair call.

However, play resumed minutes later and the home side held on to their lead to walk away with all three points which leaves them on 56 points, two ahead of closest challengers Mara Sugar, with as many games remaining.

The two teams are locked in a tight battle to finish third and claim the promotion playoff slot which will see them face Wazito FC in a two-legged match for a chance to feature in the Football Kenya Federation Premier League (FKFPL) next season.

Mara had moved ahead of Migori on goal difference but their loss to SS Assad last weekend followed by a barren draw away to Mombasa Elite on Friday has allowed Migori to dislodge them.

Elsewhere, SS Assad threw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Mwatate United in Wundanyi.

Beja Nyamawi gave Assad a first-minute lead before Said Kau made it 2-0 in the 21st minute and the away side held on for a 2-0 lead at halftime.

However, the home side responded in the second half through Alvin Mtoto who bagged a brace, his first coming in the 75th minute, before he rescued a point for Mwatate two minutes from time.

In Bomet, Silibwet ended their nine-match winless run when they beat Naivas FC 2-0, recording just their third win of the season, from 31 matches.

Silibwet had lost six while drawing three of their last nine games before the victory over Naivas, which still leaves them bottom of the table, with their only saving grace being that there will not be relegation in the second tier this season.