Nairobi City Stars posted their first draw of the season after holding hosts Bidco United 0-0 in a fourth round FKF Premier League game played at Utalii grounds on Thursday 17 December 2020.
Inside the first seven minutes, City Stars had ventured into the Bidco box but to no avail, and striker Ezekiel Odera had a header skied after receipt of a long range pass from the left by Timothy Ouma.
In the eighth minute Emmanuel Mogaka had a connection to a corner that went just wide for another fruitless corner in what was Bidcó’s first real chance.
Just after the quarter hour mark it is Bidco that had City Stars on the back foot but the ball finally ended up with keeper Steve Njunge.
Within four minutes after the half hour mark Njunge was forced to concede a corner off a long range Mogaka freekick and minutes later a 30-yarder from Zachary Anthony Gathu just went wide.
14 minutes after the restart, Stephen Waruru was found open at the edge of the City Stars boxed but he skied what seemed the best chance to activate the scoresheet at Utalii.
The story of missed chances continued till the final minutes when City Stars skipper Anthony Muki Kimani headed out a glorious chance off substitute Oliver Maloba’s delivery.
A point from the game moved City Stars to the seven point-mark to maintain fourth spot as Bidco moved to three points to move one up to position twelve.
Next up for City Stars is a home game against promoted Vihiga United on Wednesday 23 December starting 3pm.
Bidco United: 1. Edwin Omwambani (GK), 4. David Kalama, 12. Lambert Otieno, 18. Francis Oduor, 15. Luke Ochieng, 31. Victor Ochieng (2. Jacob Onyango-82-captain), 30. Atnthony Gathu, 10. Emmanuel Mogaka (19. David Orem-88), 20. Nelson Chieta (27. Noah Wafula-68), 22. Stephen Waruru -Captain (11. Batts Awita-82), 9.Pistone Mutamba
Unused subs: 35. Brian Opondo (GK), 40. Wilson Anekeya, 24. Anthony Simasi, 6. Mwinyi Kassim, 28. Eric Githua,
Coach: Anthony Akhulia
Nairobi City Stars: 23. Steve Njunge (GK), 28. Herit Mungai Atariza, 25. Kenedy Onyango, 4. Salim Abdalla, 27. Azizi Okaka, 10. Peter Opiyo, 18. Sven Yidah (2. Elvis Noor Ojiambo-88), 20. Timothy Ouma (7. Rodgers Okumu-65), 30. Anthony Kimani (Captain), 9. Vincent Otieno Okoth (21. Oliver Maloba – 55), 32. Ezekiel Odera (24. Erick Ombija-88),
Unused subs: 1. Elvis Ochoro (GK), 8. Calvin Masawa, 12. Edwin Buliba, 19. Jimmy Bageya, 22. Wycliffe Otieno
Not considered: 29. Ebrima Sanneh, 3. Charles Otieno, 11. Davis Agesa, 16. Jacob Osano, 5. Wesley Onguso, 15. John Kamau, 17. Yusuf Mukisa Lubowa
Coach: Sanjin Alagic
Yellow cards: 10. Peter Opiyo (Nairobi City Stars-29′), 31. Victor Ochieng (Bidco United-72′)
Match Officials: Sylvester Musonye (Match Comm), Collins Opiyo (Centre Ref), Emmanuel Barasa (AR 1), Peter Sabatia (AR 2), Calary Bernard (Reserve Ref),