APS Bomet FC capped their historic National Super League campaign with a 1-1 draw against visiting Murang’a Seal at the Bomet County Stadium on Sunday.
The Administration Police team had already booked their slot in Kenya’s top-flight league, the FKF Premier League with an unassailable 70 points coming into the fixture, but were keen to finish on a high before their passionate home fans.
#NSL Final Day Results
APS Bomet 1-1 Murang’a Seal
MCF 0-1 Mwatate United
Migori Youth 3-3 Kisumu Allstars
Silibwet 2-2 KBS
Vihiga United 1-0 SS Assad
Shabana 1-1 Muhoroni Youth
Naivas 2-0 Coastal Heroes
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Buoyed by the presence of their founding officer, Senior Assistant Inspector General Adan Abdullahi and Bomet County Commissioner Beverlyn Obwora, the hosts breached Murang’a Seal’s backline in the 7th minute when Dennis Cheruiyot headed home unmarked.
Murang’a Seal, who needed at least a draw to seal third-place with Fortune Sacco having booked second place, levelled scores in the 81st minute thanks to Wilson Kamau’s predatory finish inside the box.
It was APS Bomet’s eight draw of the season as they won the NSL title with 71 points, which also guaranteed them Sh1,00,000 million winning prize, a glittering winners’ trophy and a place in the FKF Premier League in the 2022/23 season.
“It’s a dream come true,” APS Bomet captain Daniel Odhiambo said after the enthralling season that saw five teams contending for the two automatic promotion slots up until the last two matches.
“It was a difficult season, what with the off-the-field issues surrounding the management of FKF. Credit, however, goes to the club management and the league management for ensuring the league ended well,” Odhiambo said.
With APS Bomet having sealed their Premier League berth, Murang’a Seal’s other eye was on the Shabana versus Muhoroni Youth match which ended in 1-1 draw.
“This is historic. It’s a dream come true for APS. This achievement is for all Administration Police and our fans in Bomet County and around the country,” said APS Bomet CEO Rose Chemutai.
For the club’s founding officer, Senior Assistant Inspector General Abdullahi, qualification to the FKF Premier League is a culmination of hard work and unity of purpose.
“It’s also the beginning of good things for Administration Police Service sporting-wise,” an elated Abdullahi said.
Other NSL Results
Gusii 0 Fortune Sacco 2 (Walk over)
Fortune Sacco were awarded a walk over after Gusii failed to honour the fixture that was to be played at Green Stadium, Kericho.
MCF 0 Mwatate United 1
Migori Youth 3 Kisumu Allstars 3
Naivas 2 Coastal Heroes 0
Shabana 1 v Muhoroni Youth 1
Silibwet 2 Kibera Black Stars 2
Vihiga United 3 SS Assad 2