October 21, 2021 Patrick

City Stars knock out Wazito

Timothy Ouma in action against Wazito on Thur 21 Oct 2021 at Thika Stadium. He scored once as Nairobi City Stars hit their visitors 3-1

Nairobi City Stars ended a streak of six straight league losses to Wazito with a convincing 3-1 win at the Thika Stadium on Thursday 21 October 2021 during a third-round 2021/22 FKF Premier League tie.

Kenedy Vidic Onyango’s maiden goal for Simba wa Nairobi set the tone for Timothy Babu Ouma’s third goal in three straight games, and one more from speedster Rodgers Okuse Okumu, all in the last 13 minutes of the game.

Vidic got to the end of Anthony Muki Kimani’s freekick for the opener in the 76th minute before Babu – later named the match MVP – chested down a pass from substitute Erick Ombija to fire at the far post three minutes later.

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Okuse dashed to confirm the ball over the line with a header after getting to the end of an Ombija chip over keeper Bixente.

Wazito scored their consolation through substitute Michael Wise Owino whose header, off a flick from Vincent Oburu, sandwiched City Stars second and third goals.

City Stars had lost all previous six league games to Wazito – four in the National Super League (NSL) in the 2017 and 2019 seasons, as well as home and away games in the ended 2020/21 Premier League season.

For the game, and from the lot that saw off Kenya Police 2-0 in the last encounter, City Stars introduced debutant Lenox Ogutu to partner Vidic at the back in place of the unavailable Salim Shitu Abdallah.

With the recent win, City Stars shoots up from ninth to sixth on the log with six points as Wazito remains stagnated at 15th spot with a single point.

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 (3. Charles Otieno-67), 11. Davis Agesa (9. Vincent Otieno Okoth-82), 17. Nicholas Kipkirui (7. Rodgers Okumu-32), 20. Timothy Noor Ouma, 32. Ezekiel Odera (24. Erick Ombija-67)

Unused subs: 23. Stephen Njunge, 12. Edwin Buliba, 8. Calvin Masawa, 5. Mike Madoya, 2. Elvis Noor Ojiambo

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

Coach: Nicholas Muyoti

Wazito: 77. Lazarazu Bixente, 44. Johnstone Omurwa, 24. Maurice Ojuang, 33. Levian Odhiambo (17. Tyson Otieno-86), 4. Amos Ekhalie (12. Fidel Origa-46), 21. Amos Asembeka, 11. Cliff Nyakeya (Vincent Oburu-72), 8. James Kinyanjui, 16. Ellie Asieche-captain (30. Erickson Mulu-90+), 28. Eric Gichimu (9. Michael Owino-72)

Unused subs: 40. Zamu Adisa, 18. Levis Aet, 3. Swaleh Pamba, 15. Dennis Sikhayi

Coach: Francis Kimanzi

Match Officials

Yellow cards

86′-3.Charles Otieno (City Stars)

84′-7. Vincent Oburu (Wazito)

63′-19. Kevin Okumu (City Stars)

60′ – 11. Cliff Nyakeya (Wazito)

33′ – 33. Levian Odhiambo (Wazito)

22′- 30. Anthony Kimani (City Stars)

20′-88.Johnstone Omurwa (Wazito)

Goals

76′-25. Kenedy Onyango (City Stars)

78′-20. Timothy Noor Ouma (City Stars)

80′-9. Michael Owino (Wazito)

89′-7.Rodgers Okumu (City Stars

Man of the match: 20. Timothy Noor Babu Ouma (Nairobi City Stars)

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