March 7, 2024 Patrick Korir

Edwin Mukolwe on Sharks stalemate

Edwin Mukolwe during warmup against Kariobangi Sharks in Police Sacco Stadium on Sat 2 March 2024

On Saturday 2 March 2024, Nairobi City Stars visited Kariobangi Sharks in a matchday 23, 2023-24 FKF Premier League match in Police Sacco Stadium, and forced a 0-0 draw.

The outcome of the game could have been different but Simba wa Nairobi goalkeeper pulled of a massive coup on Sharks attempt to win the game by saving a Johnmark Makata penalty with just about ten minutes of play left.

In saving that spot kick, and topping up on other daring saves in the first half, Mukolwe went on to be named man of the match for a second time this season.

He talked up the immediate past game, and the plot in the upcoming one against his immediate former team Bidco United.

“It was a good push from the team. We wanted maximum points but are grateful for the point. Focus now shifts to the next assignment against Bidco United where we hope to bounce back to winning ways. We aim to improve day by day, one game at a time,”

Prior to the Sharks clash, City Stars had gone down 1-0 to reigning champions Gor Mahia in Machakos the previous weekend.

“Against Sharks, the boys gave a good account of themselves, bouncing back from that disappointing loss,” added Mukolwe

Mukolwe, in his first season with Simba wa Nairobi, has so far featured in half of the games this season – 17 – on his way to clocking 1,530 regular time minutes.

He has twice been named MVP – against Bandari in matchday 14 apart from the recent one against Sharks, and has eight clean sheets to his name.

In matchday 14, Mukolwe made it to the team of the week.

Edwin Mukolwe

Edwin Mukolwe in action against Posta Rangers in Ruaraka on 13 Jan 2024. City stars won the game 1-0

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