Despite playing a man short after the ejection of Cornelius Mwangi in the second half, travelling City Stars hang on to see off hosts Coast Stima 2-1 in a National Super League (NSL) clash played at the Mbaraki Sports club on Monday 23 September 2019.
Two quick fire goals by Vincent ‘Jamaica’ Otieno – his maiden one for the club and Oliver Maloba in the first half eventually proved enough.
Oliver assisted Jamaica for his first goal in the 18th minute and he returned the favor two minutes later for Simba wa Nairobi to stretch the lead.
The team survived a late rally by the hosts but gave away a penalty that Joshua Ouko slammed home for their consolation.
With the win City Stars moved to second on the log with 13 points to sit behind Nairobi Stima on goal difference.
Stima, handed their fourth loss in five games by City Stars, stayed 15th in the 20-team log with three points.
Next up for City Stars will be a home game against Northern Wanderers at Camp Toyoyo on Sat 28 September 2019.
Coast Stima: 1. Ryan Hamisi, 18. Hussein Kame, 25. Eustus Oluoch, 2. Ali Hamisi, 21. Khamis Tole, 17. Joshua Ouko, 12. Dennis Magige, 23. Boniface Akenga, 10. Dominic Waithaka, 20. Alfred Maningi, 19. Rodgers Okumu
Subs: 5. Abdirahman Mohamoud, 6. Jacob Mshiri, 3. Kassim Nzai, 4. Davis Shikala, 22. Alphonce Washe, 15. Kevin Washe, 14. Clinton Ochieng
Coach: Paul Ogai
Nairobi City Stars: 23. Levis Opiyo, 5. Wesley Onguso, 4. Salim Abdalla, 24. Mwangi Cornelius, 28. Kevin Okumu, 3. Charles Otieno, 30. Antony Kimani – Captain (22. Wycliffe Otieno), 25. David Gateri (29. Ebrima Sanneh), 16. Vincent Otieno (2. Elvis Ojiambo), 21. Oliver Maloba, 11. Davis Agesa
Unused Subs: 1. Ronny Kagunzi, 17. Noah Abich, 19. Jimmy Bageya, 13. Eric Ochieng
Yellow cards: Levis Opiyo, Kevin Okumu, Wycliffe Otieno
Goals & Assists; Vincent Otieno -5′ (Davis Agesa), Oliver Maloba – 10′ (Vincent Otieno)
MVP: Davis Agesa
Coach: Sanjin Alagic