Newly promoted Naivas started their Betika National Super League (BNSL) campaign by pipping Mully’s Children’s Family (MCF) 1-0 at Camp Toyo in Nairobi’s Jericho estate over the weekend.
An under pressure Fan Ngaira scored an own goal to gift the Betika National Super League debutantes with the season opening goal in the 43rd minute.
Murang’a Seal 4 SS Assad 1
Murang’a Seal opened the season by being the match day one league leaders by welcoming the 2019 Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Cup semi finalists newly promoted SS Assad 4-1 at San Sebastian Park.
Levian Ochieng’ grabbed a brace by netting in succession in the 19th and 24th minutes after John Mwita drew first blood for Murang’a Seal in the 8th minute.
Dennis Munyenyo completed the rout as Juma Mwanjau scored Assad’s consolation in the 17th minute.
Mara Sugar 0 Shabana 0
Kenya’s 1988 representatives in the Africa Champions Cup Shabana were held to a barren draw by debutantes Mara Sugar at the Kericho Green Stadium.
Zoo Kericho FC 1 Kisumu All Stars 1
Former Kenyan Premier League sides Zoo Kericho and Kisumu All Stars battled to a 1-1 draw at Kericho Green Stadium.
After a barren first half, Dunson Kiprono put the hosts into the lead in the 68th minute before Nelson Amunga scoring the leveler in the 86th minute for a share of the spoils.
Fortune Sacco 1 Mwatate United 0
A late lone goal netted by Brian Juma was enough for Fortune Sacco to claim maximum points against Mwatate United at Kianyaga ground in Kirinyaga.
Juma netted the all important goal in the 83rd minute for last season’s Betika National Super League fourth place finishers pip Mwatate 1-0.
Mombasa Elite 2 Silibwet 0
Mombasa Eilte started the 2021/22 Betika National Super League campaign on a winning note by beating visiting Silibwet 2-0 at Serani Sports Club.
Kevin Akimat netted twice for the coastal based side to claim maximum points and move to second place in the standings.
Vihiga United 1 Migori Youth 0
Vihiga United relegated from the FKF Premier League last season made their intentions of returning to top flight football by edging out Migori Youth 1-0 at Mumias Sports Complex.
Clinton Okoth netted the lone goal in the 66th minute for Vihiga to start the Betika National Super League on a positive note.