August 15, 2022 Patrick Korir

Club Statement: Free agents after the 2021/22 season

Nairobi City Stars players celebrate a goal against FC Talanta in the 34th and final game of the 2021/22 Premier League at Kasarani Annex on Sun 12 Jun 2022

Nairobi City Stars wishes to announce that, following the expiry of contracts, a number of key players who did duty for the club up until the close of the 2021/22 FKF Premier League season, are now free agents.

The list includescentral defenders Salim Shitu Abdalla and Wycliffe Otieno, who both joined the club at the start of the 2019/20 National Super League (NSL) season.

Defensive midfielder Charles Otieno Oduro and forward Davis Agesa who both joined the club in the year 2017 have also run down their contracts.

The list also includes striker Erick Ombija and flyer Rodgers Okuse Okumu who joined the club at the start of the 2020/21 FKF Premier League season.

Striker Nicholas Kipkirui who joined in March 2021, and Michael Madoya who arrived at the start of the 2021/22 season, are also free agents.

Adding to the list is left-footed utility John Kamau who re-joined the club in January 2020, as well as forward Augustine Kuta who arrived on a short-term contract in January 2022.

Further, the club can confirm that central defender Lennox Ogutu, and right back Kevin Chumsy Okumu have, after completing a season into their three-year and two-year contracts, respectively, left Simba wa Nairobi on mutual consent to explore other interests.

Defensive-mid Sven Yidah also ran down his contract and has since crossed borders to seek a place in South African top-tier side Marumo Gallants.

“Shitu, Chumsy, Wycliffe, Charles, Agesa, and Kamau will always be remembered for being part of the team that guided City Stars to Premier League promotion in 2020 while Ombija, Okuse, Sven, Kipkirui, Madoya, Lennox, and Kuta receive a pat on the back for making Simba wa Nairobi a stable team in the big boys league.

“We take the earliest opportunity to thank the players that have run down their contracts for their tireless contribution to the club. They will always be part of our history and we wish them the very best in their future endeavors.” said club CEO Patrick Korir

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