After four seasons of trying and falling short, Nairobi City Stars finally registered their first ever home win Nairobi Stima after taking them out 1-0 at the Camp Toyoyo on Saturday 14 March 2020 during a round 28 Betika Super League (BSL) tie.
Substitute Ebrima Sanneh from Gambian came off the bench to power home a header at the death after connecting to an Anthony Muki Kimani corner kick.
Speaking after the game, an elated head coach Sanjin Alagic believes its the determination his players put in that brought about all spoils from the see-saw game.
“It was good match, hard, a real derby. Nairobi Stima looked organized and it was difficult to beat them,”
“But I believe we put in a good performance, created three great opportunities (2 by Davis Agesa and 1 by Shitu) which Stima players saved from the goal line,”
“What is most important is that we keep our focus throughout the match. We were determined to win this game and now we can almost say that we are getting closer to winning the league,”
Beyond, he credits the defense line for its solidity that kept the Stima front row at bay all through.
“I am very happy with all players and their performance. We didn’t allow Stima to create dangerous situation in front of our goal.”
The latest Stima win confirmed City Stars domination over Stima having won the first leg tie at Karuturi, Naivasha 2-1 in October 2019.