Wazito FC and Kisumu All-stars have been promoted to the Kenyan Premier League for 2019/2020 season after finishing top and second respectively in the National Super League.
All battling out for the two automatic promotions slot heading into the final match on Sunday, none of the teams had secured qualification with Wazito, Kisumu All-stars and Nairobi Stima all battling out for the automatic promotion slot.
Moneybags Wazito, needed to win their game against St. Joseph’s Youth FC to ensure that they finished top and they did it in style by mauling the Saints 7-1 at Camp Toyoyo Grounds to end the season with 81 points.
“I am delighted that we have finally ended this crazy season. It has been very competitive because ad you can see none of the teams had confirmed their promotion until the final day and it shows how tough this league is.” Wazito FC head coach Fred Ambani said.
“I want to congratulate my boys for the job well done, I also thank the management for ensuring that everything smoothly, we now take rest before we begin preparations for next season,” added the former Kenyan international.
Kisumu All-stars registered a similar score line against former Kenyan Premier League side Thika United at Thika Sub County Stadium to hit the 80 point mark.
Nairobi Stima also downed Eldoret Youth FC 4-2 garnering 80 points but with an inferior goal-difference compared to Kisumu All-stars’, they finished third.
Stima, home to Ugandan trio of Patrick Asiku, Muhammad Didi and Paul Kisige will now face Kenyan Premier League side, Posta Rangers in a two-legged playoff to determine which side secures the final KPL slot.
“It feels good to here finally. It hasn’t been easy because this league is a very tough one, it’s competitive. The boys have done us proud and I want to thank them,” Kisumu All-stars coach Francis ‘Killer’ Oduor stated.
“The fans too have been immense especially today the stadium was fully packed, they really pushed us to deliver. This is my best moment as a coach,” he added.
Meanwhile, Thika United who were relegated from the Kenyan Premier League last season have dropped to Division One league alongside Green Commandos and Kangemi Allstars after finishing in the bottom three positions.