July 16, 2021 Patrick Korir

Five changes against champions Gor Mahia

Salim Abdalla on the ball as Nicholas Kipkirui and Kenedy Onyango look on during a round 17 clash against Champions Gor Mahia at the Utalii grounds on Sun 16 May 2021. Gor won 1-0

There will be five changes from the squad that faced Ulinzi Stars last weekend when Nairobi City Stars lineup for points against champions Gor Mahia at Ruaraka on Saturday 17 July 2021 starting 3 pm.

After sitting out two games against Bandari and Ulinzi due to injury, stopper Salim Shitu Abdalla returns to squad. He replaces utility back Edwin Buliba who was an unused substitute against Ulinzi.

Forward Davis Agesa is also back after skipping the Ulinzi game to replace Vincent Jamaica Otieno.

After sitting out one game, defensive mid Charles Chale Otieno and winger Rodgers Okuse Okumu are back as like-for-like replacements for two dependable players Sven Yidah and Oliver Maloba who are in the Kenyan U23 squad that travelled to Ethiopia for the U23 championship.

It will be the third time that Sven will miss a league game for City Stars this season, it will be the first time for Maloba.

While Chale was rested against Ulinzi, Okuse was out recuperating from an injury suffered in the previous game against Bandari.

The last change is the inclusion of reserve keeper Jacob Osano who swaps places with Elvis Ochoro.

From the squad that faced Gor in the final game of the first leg in mid May 2021, the changes are four; exit of Maloba, Sven, Buliba and striker Ebrima Sanneh.

Winger Azizi Okaka, stopper Wycliffe Otieno, attacking mid Timothy Noor Ouma and mid kingpin Peter Opiyo – who was injured then – are the new inclusions after missing the first leg clash that Gor won 1-0.

20-man squad to face Gor Mahia

Goal keepers: 16. Jacob Osano (GK), 23. Steve Njunge (GK),

Defenders: 26. Balton Omwenga, 5. Wesley Onguso, 25. Kenedy Onyango, 4. Salim Abdalla, 8. Calvin Masawa, 19. Kevin Okumu, 22. Wycliffe Otieno,

Midfielders: 30. Anthony Kimani, 3. Charles Otieno, 2. Elvis Noor Ojiambo, 7. Rodgers Okumu, 10. Peter Opiyo, 20. Timothy Noor Ouma, 27. Azizi Okaka,

Strikers: 17. Nicholas Kipkirui , 24. Erick Ombija, 11. Davis Agesa, 32. Ezekiel Odera,

Not considered: 6. Ronney Kola, 14. Rowland Makati (both on loan at Nairobi Stima), 18. Sven Yidah & 21. Oliver Maloba (out on U23 CECAFA duty), 1. Elvis Ochoro (GK), 9. Vincent Otieno Okoth, 28. Herit Mungai Atariza, 15. John Kamau, 29. Ebrima Sanneh, 12. Edwin Buliba,

 

City Stars, Muki, Gor Mahia

Simba wa Nairobi skipper Anthony Muki Kimani shielding the ball off Gor Mahia’s debutant Frank Odhiambo in a round 17 clash at the Utalii grounds on Sun 16 May 2021. Gor won 1-0

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