SS Assad FC edge out Luanda Villa FC in NSL promotion play off

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SS Assad FC in a past match at Camp Toyoyo, Nairobi. PHOTO/Courtesy

Kwale based SS Assad FC are in the National Super League (NSL) after beating Luanda Villa FC 2-1 Sunday October 17, 2021 at Camp Toyoyo, Nairobi.

The two teams were fighting for a spot in the NSL after they both finished second in FKF Division One league in their respective zones.

SS Assad FC opened the scoresheet in the first half as Hamadi Abdalla Mdeka netted in a header to put his team in the lead in the 27th minute.

Luanda Villa however equalized in the second half’s 59th minute through Paul Munala, reviving their hopes of winning the tie.


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But Assad’s Juma Mwinyi ‘s 66 goal put his team again in the lead with another header, a lead they maintained to the conclusion of the match.

SS Assad FC finished second in the Division One league’s zone A with 57 points. This was twelve points behind Naivas FC who won an automatic spot in the NSL.

Luanda Villa on the other hand completed the zone B log with 58 points after playing 29 matches. They became second behind Transmara FC.

The coastal side will now join Naivas FC and Mara FC in the NSL league.

The two teams now replace Kisumu Hot Stars, Soy United and Nairobi Stima who dropped from the just concluded NSL season.


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