July 26, 2021 Patrick Korir

City Stars falls to Bidco

Nairobi City Stars skipper Anthony 'Muki' Kimani plots a way past Bidco United's Collins Okumu during a matchday 28 Premier LEague game at Ruaraka on Mon 26 Jul 2021. Bidco won the game 2-1

Bidco United came out tops with a 2-1 win over home team Nairobi City Stars in a temper-filled round 28 Premier league affair at Ruaraka on Monday 26 July 2021.

Goals by David Orem goal at the near post with two minutes left to the half-hour mark and a blast by former City Stars boy David Gateri four minutes past the hour mark handed Bidco United a 2-0 cushion in the game.

City Stars, hosting Bidco United for the first time ever in the premier league, rallied to grab a consolation in the 80th minute through an Ezekiel Odera penalty. It was his first goal of the season.

But all effort thereafter by Simba wa Nairobi did not yield another goal leaving Bidco to carry the day.

The game was to end with three red cards splashed to Bidco coach Anthony Akhulia, and to City Stars stopper Salim Abdalla and Bidco left-back Lambert Oyuga after a brawl.

Despite the loss, City Stars remains ninth on the log with 38 points with Bidco back at eleventh but with an improved haul of 35 points.

Next up for City Stars is an away game to log leaders Tusker on Friday 30 July starting 3 pm.

Lineups: 

Nairobi City Stars: 23. Stephen Njunge, 19. Kevin Okumu, 22. Wycliffe Otieno, 4. Salim Abdalla, 26. Bolton Omwenga, 3. Charles Otieno (28. Herit Mungai Atariza-46) , 30. Anthony Kimani, 2. Elvis Noor Ojiambo, 27. Azizi Okaka (20. Timothy Ouma-46), 11. Davis Agesa (5. Wesley Onguso-88), 17. Nicholas Kipkirui (32. Ezekiel Odera-42)

Unused subs: 1. Elvis Ochoro, 9. Vincent Otieno Okoth, 15. John Kamau, 12. Edwin Buliba, 8. Calvin Masawa

Coach: John Amboko

Bidco United: 1. Omar Adisa, 6. Kassim Mwinyi, 12. Lambert Oyuga, 24. Antony Simasi, 27. Collins Okumu, 31. Peter Nzuki, 7. Alex Juma (20. Nelson Chieta-86), 30. Anthony Gathu (Captain), 28. Eric Gichimu (8. Steven Okiro-86), 19. David Orem, 25. David Gateri (11. Batts Awita-86)

Unused subs: 35. Brian Opondo, 16. Geoffrey Gitau, 40. Wilson Anekeya, 14. Stephen Obukui, 15. Hillary Shirao,

Coach: Anthony Akhulia

Bookings

Nairobi City Stars: 3. Charles Otieno (24-yellow), 32. Azizi Okaka (32-yellow), 4. Salim Abdalla (74-yellow, 90+ – red)

Bidco United: 30. Anthony Simasi (62-yellow), 1. Zamu Adisa (70-yellow), Coach Anthony Akhulia (88-red), 12. Lambert Oyuga (90+ – Red)

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