June 17, 2021 Patrick Korir

Ombija: We will fight to the end

Erick Ombija in action recently against Bidco United in the quarters of the Betway Cup at Ruaraka on 10 June 2021. City Stars lost 1-0

On Tuesday Erick Ombija and Peter Opiyo scored late to complete a come-from-behind 2-1 win over visiting Western Stima at Ruaraka in a round 20 premier league game.

Interestingly, the two scored against the side during the first leg in Kisumu to deliver a 2-0 win in February.

Ombija’s goal arrived in the 85th minute before Opiyo added the second four minutes later with a penalty.

Western Stima led the game from the 39th minute after promising Rodgers Ouma tapped home a perfect pass from Baron Oketch who got to the end of a deep pass to initiate a counter-attack.

Ombija, signed from Gor Mahia in the offseason, admits his lever came at a critical time in the game to continue his fine scoring against the Westerners.

“I am humbled. I scored the goal at a very crucial time in the game,”

“On my side, I have to say I have had a good record against Stima as I have only failed to score once in the last four encounters,”

“I want to congratulate my teammates for the character they should in the game and to thank all those that contributed to the win. We will fight right to the very end.”

Prior to his two premier league goals against Stima this season, Ombija had scored once; a debut premier league goal that delivered a 2-1 win against Zoo FC in February.

Nairobi City Stars

Striker Erick Ombija in action against Western Stima in a Premier League match day 13 tie at Moi Stadum, Kisumu on Wed 23 Feb 2021. He scored once as City Stars won 2-0

Nairobi City Stars

Erick Ombija is congratulated by team mates after scoring the winning goal against Zoo FC on Sat 20 Feb 2021 at Kasarani. Nairobi City Stars won the game 2-1

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