Hosts Kakamega Homeboyz handed City Stars a 2-0 defeat in a match day 11 Premier League clash at Bukhungu Stadium on Saturday 6 February 2021.
The defeat, the third straight for Simba wa Nairobi, was confirmed by second half goals by Shami Kibwana in the 71st minute and one more at the death by super sub David Okoth.
It mattered little that Homeboyz played a man less from the 82nd minute after Brian Shikanda was slapped with a second yellow card to exit the game.
As was the case in the previous game against Kariobangi Sharks, City Stars were victims of their own missed chances in the first half with no less that four attempts on goal not made use of.
Davis Agesa rounded up two Homeboyz defenders eleven minutes in but his aim for goal was off. Four minutes on Homeboyz winger Stephen Etyang had a response on the other end but his shot was off the mark.
25 minutes in Elvis Noor Ojiambo, in for injured Sven Yidah, timed a cross well but his shot for goal was just off.
He mistimed yet another delivery from skipper Peter Pinchez Opiyo ten minutes later to increase City Stars near misses count as his header went wide.
A few minutes later Agesa saw his header miss the target and with three minutes left to the break, Pinchez forced the best of reflexive stretches from Homeboyz keeper Geoffrey Oputi to keep out his freekick.
While City Stars owned the first half, the tide changed in the next one. Ten minutes after the restart City Stars had to clear a dangerous corner from Homeboyz to stay in the game.
The hosts were not to be denied tough with 19 minutes left when an uncleared ball in the box was rammed home by Shami Mwinyi for the opening goal.
The hosts confirmed all spoils when marauding winger David Okoth outran his former team mate Kenedy Onyango to slam home a late add-on.
With the latest win, Homeboyz shot to tenth spot with 11 points in the process pushing City Stars – currently on ten points – down a spot to 13th.
Next up for Simba wa Nairobi is a home game against Zoo FC of Kericho on Saturday 20 February 2021.
Kakamega Homeboyz: 26. Geoffrey Oputi (GK), 44. Brian Shikanda, 13. Thomas Wainaina, 15. Sylvester Wanyama, 20. George Odiwuor, 8. Stephen Mukongolo, 10. Moses Mudavadi, 24. Ali Bhai-Captain, 22. Chris Masinza, 2. Shami Mwinyi (16. Collins Odhiambo-84), 7. Stephen Etyang (9. David Okoth-56)
Unused subs: 32. David Juma (GK), 21. Estone Esiye, 6. Benjamin Oketch, 11. Emmanuel Amwehe, 11. Robert Arot
Coach: Nicholas Muyoti
Nairobi City Stars: 23. Steve Njunge (GK), 28. Herit Mungai Atariza (32. Ezekiel Odera-81), 25. Kenedy Onyango, 4. Salim Abdalla, 10. Peter Opiyo-Captain, 21. Oliver Maloba (20. Timothy Noor Ouma-81), Elvis Noor Ojiambo, 22. Wycliffe Otieno (27. Azizi Okaka-81), 24. Erick Ombija (26. Bolton Omwenga-63), 11. Davis Agesa, 7. Rodgers Okumu (9. Vincent Otieno Okoth-70)
Unused subs: 16. Jacob Osano (GK), 3. Charles Otieno
Not considered: 6. Ronney Kola, 14. Rowland Makati (both on loan at Nairobi Stima), 12. Edwin Buliba (thigh injury), 8. Calvin Masawa (thigh injury), 1. Elvis Ochoro (GK), 15. John Kamau, 30. Anthony Kimani (shoulder injury), 18. Sven Yidah (knee injury), 29. Ebrima Sanneh, 5. Wesley Onguso
Coach: Sanjin Alagic
Yellow cards: 44. Brian Shikanda-40, 82 (Kakamega Homeboyz)
Goals: 2. Shami Mwinyi-73, 9. David Okoth-90 (Kakamega Homeboyz)
Match Officials: Israel Mpaima (centre ref), Steve Adeya (AR1), Doreen Kendi (AR2), Ageneta Mutubo (4th Official), John Aketch (Match Comm)