Finally, teenager Timothy Noor Ouma aka Babu got his Kenyan Premier League goal.
This was as Nairobi City Stars kicked off its 2021-22 FKF Premier League campaign on Sunday 26 September 2021 away to Sofapaka in Wundayi, Taita Taveta.
City Stars lost the game 3-1 but one of the positives from Simba wa Nairobi was Babu’s goal in the 86th minute that sliced the scoreline to 2-1 before the home team added a last one in added time to carry the day.
“Before the game, I had told the CEO (Patrick Korir) I was determined to kick off the season with a goal,”
“It’s a good feeling to have scored even though the team did not win the game,”
“That was just the opening goal and I believe there are many more goals in me to score this season.” added the Laiser Hill alumnus
Head coach Nicholas Muyoti added his voice to Babu’s historic goal;
“It was a very good goal from him. It showed a lot of confidence.”
In the Sunday game, Timothy was a second-half substitute for field captain Anthony Muki Kimani at the hour mark alongside Peter Opiyo and Erick Ombija who came on for his sibling Elvis Noor Ojiambo and Rodgers Okuse Okumu, respectively.
Last season Ouma featured in 24 of 33 games earning ten starts and went on to complete three games. He went on to clock 935 minutes in his first top-flight season.
He had three assists and was twice named the MVP in games against Tusker and Posta Rangers towards season-end.