Nakumatt vs Chemelil preview: Who will come out on top?
Nakumatt FC host Chemelil Sugar in the Kenya Premier League on Sunday 11th March at Machakos Stadium.
This two teams meet after Nakumatt were held in a barren draw against Premier League newbies Vihiga United, while Chemelil defeated Zoo Kericho 2-1 at home.
Nakumatt team news
Lowly Nakumatt who are sweating for fitness were almost chopped off last season and started this season with wrong footing. They will come into this match with a winning mindset. Mwangi will have to rely on Tom Adwar in the midfield since he has the skill and organizational ability with service in the midfield and he can also help out with defensive tasks.
The likes of Eugene Ambulwa, Donald Mosoti, and Noah Abich will look to take charge at the back by clearing aerials threats and clearing any danger posed by Chemelil's merciless attackers. Leading the front, ex Mathare star Brian Nyakan who hasn’t score in his last two games will need to pull up his socks up in the attacking alongside Juma Cornelius and Clinton Kisiavuki.
Chemelil team news
Meanwhile, Chemelil have good defenders as we can see from the five games they have played this season. However, the Millers' live wire attackers won’t show any mercy to the wounded Moneybags since they will be eyeing to finish this season in the top four.
Odhiambo's side's backline is on point. The partnership between Wesonga Kelvin, Juma Yussuf, Kwol John, and Okech Benjamin is outstanding. The defenders will be alert to clear any loose ball.
Starting XI: Indeche Lucas, Nasio Solomon, Njoroge John, Faina, Jacob, Musoti Donald, Ambulwa Eugene, Mukheke Bonface, Omondi Kevin, Nyakan Brian, Kisiavuki Clinton and Juma Cornelious.
Chemelil Starting XI: John Wau, Wesonga Kelvin, Juma Yussuf, Kwol John, Okech Benjamin, Kyata Peter, Omondi Clifford, Odeny Faraj, Netto Collins,(Jacob Emmanulels) Muchuma. Philip Onyango, Maxwell, Abdul Hillary
Nakumatt is organised in the front despite failing to score a goal in the last two games. On a good day, they can get at least get one goal going by the possible lethal partnership between Brian Nyakan and Boniface Mukhekhe.
On the other hand, the Millers are well organised at the back and can pull a stunner. Their attack line can run down any opposition.
It’s a very tight match where we should expect goals and at worst, a draw.