Goals on either half by Oliver Maloba and the returning Ezekiel Odera handed Nairobi City Stars a 2-0 win over visiting Vihiga Bullets in a round 21 National Super League (NSL) tie played at Camp Toyoyo, Jericho on Saturday 18 January 2020.
Maloba powered in a header in the 35th minute off a cross from left back Calvin Masawa.
Odera, on for Ebrima Sanneh in the second half, announced his return to City Stars since December 2017, with yet another header in the 66th minute off Maloba’s cross.
Simba wa Nairobi now rises to a point shy of the half century mark after playing 20 games to open a ten-point gap over second placed Bidco United who play Migori Youth on Sunday in Thika. Pending other weekend games Vihiga Bullets sits 11th with 24 points.
Nairobi City Stars: 23. Levis Opiyo, 8. Calvin Masawa, 4. Salim Abdalla, 22. Wycliffe Otieno, 28. Kevin Okumu, 3. Charles Otieno, 30. Anthony Kimani – Captain (13. Eric Ochieng), 21. Oliver Maloba, 27. Aziz Okaka (25. David Gateri), 19. Jimmy Bageya, 26. Ebrima Sanneh (32. Ezekiel Odera)
Unused subs: 16. Jacob Osano, 12. Edwin Buliba, 16. Vincent Otieno, 5. Wesley Onguso
Yellow cards; 28. Kevin Okumu (64), 32. Ezekiel Odera (76), 30. Anthony Kimani (84)
Vihiga Bullets: 1. Bonface Mayasa, 3. John Odhiambo, 23. Oscar Masiga, 15. Sylvester Owino, 16. Portipher Odhiambo, 8. Kevin Mwavali, 18. Boniface Munyendo, 10. Nicholas Masamba, 20. Kevin Sagida, 25. Godfrey Airo, 14. Barasa Okello
Subs: 32. Billy Bukhala, 26. Nickson Kalwale, 19. Lenny Amadava, 13. Francis Ambani, 2. Dickson Omutamba, 7. John Khanda, 11. Timothy Ndayala
Yellow cards; 14. Barasa Okello (22), 32. Billy Bukhala (68)