October 24, 2021 Patrick Korir

City Stars disunites Bidco to go top

Nicholas Kipkirui celebrates his opening goal against Bidco United in a fourth round 2021/22 FKF Premier League game at Thika Stadium on Sun 24 Oct 2021. City Stars won the game 2-0

Second-half goals by Nicholas Kipkirui and Erick Ombija handed ‘hosts’ Nairobi City Stars a 2-0 win over ‘visiting’ Bidco United in a fourth-round 2021/22 FKF Premier League tie played at Thika Stadium on Sunday 24 October 2021.

Kipkirui – later named MVP – got to the end of a freekick by Timothy Noor Ouma aka Babu in the box to slam home the opening goal in the 57th minute before turning provider to Ombija who tapped home a ball across goal to double the scores four minutes later.

With the win, City Stars shot to the top of the 17-team log with nine points as Thika-based Bidco remains 14th with two points.

Next up for Simba wa Nairobi is an away game to Posta Rangers at the Thika Stadium on Saturday 30 October 2021 starting 3pm.

Lineups

Nairobi City Stars: 16. Jacob Osano, 19. Kevin Okumu, 25. Kenedy Onyango, 27. Lennox Ogutu, 26. Dennis Wanjala, 18. Sven Yidah, 30. Anthony Kimani (2. Elvis Noor Ojiambo-80), 11. Davis Agesa ((7. Rodgers Okumu-58), 17. Nicholas Kipkirui (9. Vincent Otieno Okoth-84), 20. Timothy Noor Ouma (5. Mike Madoya-80), 32. Ezekiel Odera (24. Erick Ombija-58)

Unused subs: 23. Stephen Njunge, 12. Edwin Buliba, 8. Calvin Masawa, 3. Charles Otieno

Coach: Nicholas Muyoti

Not considered: 6. Ronney Kola, 22. Wycliffe Otieno (both injured) 1. Elvis Ochoro, 4. Salim Abdalla, 10. Peter Opiyo,  14. Rowland Makati, 15. John Kamau, 21. Oliver Maloba, 28. Herit Mungai, 29. Ebrima Sanneh

Bidco United: 1. Edwin Mukolwe (GK), 4. David Kalama (9. Henry Omollo-74), 12. Lambert Otieno, 24. Anthony Simasi, 18. Francis Oduor-Captain, 31. Peter Nzuki, 20. Nelson Chieta, 2. Jacob Onyango (14. Stephen Obukui-74), 30. Anthony Gathu (40. Lameck Oloo-59), 17. Collins Neto (22. Stephen Waruru-59), David Gateri (11. Batts Awita-46)

Unused subs: 35. Brian Opondo, 6. Kassim Mwinyi, 15. Gabriel Wandera, 8. Steven Okiro,

Coach: Anthony Akhulia

Yellow cards

30 – 17. Nicholas Kipkirui (Nairobi City Stars)

38 – 30. Anthony Kimani (Nairobi City Stars)

48 – 20.Timothy Ouma (Nairobi City Stars)

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