Visiting Nairobi City Stars surprised hosts Kenya Police 3-2 as the two faced off at Karuturi grounds in a match day seven clash on Sunday 6 October 2019.
Salim Abdalla’s maiden goal for City Stars in the 74th minute turned out to be the winner against a Police side that were in search of their first win this season.
Police went up first in the 15th minute with Arvine Adoyo’s goal after he capitalize on poor defensive cover by City Stars.
The opening goal lasted just six minutes as Simba wa Nairobi leveled matters in the 21st minute through skipper Anthony Kimani who volleyed home a cross from Jimmy Bageya.
It all started with a darting move from Davis Agesa on the right wing resulting on the ball falling to Bageya’s feet who then.
City Stars took the lead in the 40th minute after lead striker Ebrima Sanneh from Gambia headed in off a long throw in by Wesley Onguso.
15 minutes from time Salim headed City Stars winning goal after getting to the end of Onguso’s freekick that was flicked his way by Sanneh.
Just four minutes later Police got their second through James Gachoka who got to the end of a rebound from keeper Levis Opiyo with a clever finish at the near post.
City Stars then survived a nervy ending to secure the win that sent them to the 19-point mark as Police remained in the lower reaches of the 20-team standings with two points.
Kenya Police: 1. Reuben Otieno, 33. Michael Anyonga, 5. James Gachoka, 26. Steve Masinde, 14. David Okiki, 6. Martin Mutua, 20. Arvine Adoyo, 65. Silicho Simiyu, 8. Kevin Kwasa, 21. Clinton Okinyi, 12. Peter Njoroge
Subs: 30. Samuel Muchori, 40. Felix Ayara, 28. Abraham Dawo, 13. Augustine Alusiola, 17. Ambrose Mumu, 7. David Oluoch, 19. Dickson Omwenga
Coach: Charles Omondi
Nairobi City Stars: 23. Levis Opiyo, 5. Wesley Onguso, 4. Salim Abdalla, 22. Wycliffe Otieno, 28. Kevin Okumu, 3. Charles Otieno, 30. Antony Kimani (Captain), 25. David Gateri (21. Oliver Maloba – 71′), 17. Davis Agesa (12. Eric Ochieng – 79′), 19. Jimmy Bageya (16. Vincent Otieno – 62′), 29. Ebrima Sanneh
Unused subs: 1. Ronny Kagunzi, 6. Augustine Ochieng, 7. Heritier Luvualu, 8. Calvins Masawa,
Yellow cards: Anthony Kimani (93′)
Goals and assists: Anthony Kimani – 22′ (Jimmy Bageya), Ebrima Sanneh – 40′ (Wesley Onguso throw in), Salim Abdalla – 75′ (Wesley Onguso free kick)
Coach: Sanjin Alagic