June 2, 2023 Patrick Korir

Abuyeka Kubasu named for Nzoia tie, set for debut

Midfielder Abuyeka Kubasu during a past City Stars training session

Midfielder Abuyeka Kubasu is the freshest Nairobi City Stars player to be named for a league game, this time for a 32nd-round FKF Premier League tie against Nzoia Sugar in Kasarani Annex on Saturday 3 June 2023 starting at 3.15 pm.

Abuyeka, signed from Vapor Sports in the mid-March transfer window, is the 33rd – and last – Simba wa Nairobi player to be named for a league game this season.

In being named to the matchday squad, Abuyeka, a Dagoretti High School alumnus, moves ever so close to making his Kenyan topflight debut.

Other than Abuyeka, the other changes in the 19-man squad includes Ronney Kola and keeper Jacob Osano who both missed out on the last tie against AFC Leopards in Nyayo Stadium on Monday.

City Stars heads to the Nzoia game with the leanest of squads following the absence of four players who featured in the Monday game.

Centre-back Kenedy Vidic Onyango and flyer Samuel Kapen have been left out due to yellow card suspension (five each), while left-back Dennis Decha Wanjala and defensive midfielder Clifford Ouma are out due a collision that left them in stitches.

Squad to face Nzoia Sugar

Goal Keepers: 1. Elvis Ochoro, 16. Jacob Osano, 23. Stephen Njunge

Defenders:  5. Timothy Muganda,  8. Calvin Masawa, 12. Edwin Buliba, 14. Rowland Makati,

Midfielders: 2. Elvis Noor Ojiambo, 6. Ronney Kola,  11. Andrew Kisilu, 15. Newton Ochieng, 17. Abuyeka Kubasu, 21. James Mazembe,  19. Vincent Owino, 20. Kelvin Etemesi, 30. Anthony Kimani, 31. Mohammed Bajaber

Strikers: 9. Dennis Oalo, 29. Levis Okello

Out: 4. Salim Abdallah, 7. Pius Omachi, 10. Peter Opiyo, 18. Clifford Ouma, 22. Samuel Kapen, 25. Kenedy Onyango, 26. Dennis Wanjala, 28. Herit Mungai, 32. Ezekiel Odera

Coach: Nicholas Muyoti

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