November 5, 2021 Patrick Korir

Four changes against Vihiga Bullets

Gambian striker Ebrima Sanneh during a Betway Cup Round 64 game against Mutomo Tigers at Kitui Stadium on Sat 13 Feb 2021. He scored a brace to lead City Stars to a 4-1 win

From the squad that faced Posta Rangers in the last FKF Premier league assignment, head coach Nicholas Muyoti has made four changes ahead of a sixth-round league game against Vihiga Bullets in Ruaraka on Saturday 6 November 2021 starting 3 pm. 

Due to injuries suffered from the Posta Rangers game, speedster Rodgers Okuse Okumu and Nicholas Kipirui are out of the Bullets game.

Supersub Erick Ombija was forced out of the game after picking an ankle strain in training on Thursday.

The three slots have been snapped up by John Kamau, Peter Opiyo, and Gambian hitman Ebrima Sanneh who makes the squad for the first time this season.

The final change is a tactical one. Lennox Ogutu takes a rest which allows utility Edwin Buliba back in the squad.

From the squad that took on Bullets while in the second tier back in January 2020 at Camp Toyoyo, and won 2-0, the changes are ten.

Keeper Levis Opiyo, Azizi Okaka, Jimmy Bageya who all started the game, as well as David Gateri, and Eric Ochieng who came on as subs, plus Wesley Onguso who was unused, have since left the club.

Wycliffe Otieno and Charles Otieno, who both started the game then, are not part of the upcoming game. Wycliffe is yet to fully recuperate from an ankle dislocation suffered in August as Charles is on rest.

Seven players who featured in the Camp Toyoyo game; Calvin Masawa, Oliver Maloba, Kevin Okumu, field skipper Anthony Kimani, Ebrima Sanneh, Ezekiel Odera, and Salim Abdalla, are all in line for yet another Bullets game, albeit at a higher level.

Unused subs then; Jacob Osano, Buliba, and Vincent Otieno aka Jamaica, are all part of the squad.

Keeper Stephen Njunge, defenders Kenedy Onyango, Dennis Wanjala, midfielders Sven Yidah, Michael Madoya, and Timothy Ouma, all signed later, will be angling for a first test against Bullets.

They will be joined by Kamau, Peter Opiyo, Davis Agesa, and Elvis Noor Ojiambo who all missed the January game.

City Stars squad to face Vihiga Bullets

Goalkeepers: 16. Jacob Osano, 23. Stephen Njunge

Defenders: 4. Salim Abdallah, 25. Kenedy Onyango, 26. Dennis Wanjala, 19. Kevin Okumu, 12. Edwin Buliba, 8. Calvin Masawa,

Midfielders: 5. Michael Madoya, 2. Elvis Noor Ojiambo, 10. Peter Opiyo, 30. Anthony Kimani-captain, 20. Timothy Ouma, 18. Sven Yidah, 15. John Kamau, 21. Oliver Maloba

Strikers: 11. Davis Agesa, 9. Vincent Otieno Okoth, 29. Ebrima Sanneh, 32. Ezekiel Odera

Out: 22. Wycliffe Otieno, 6. Ronney Kola, 24. Erick Ombija, 7. Rodgers Okumu, 17. Nicholas Kipkirui (all injured), 14. Rowland Makati, 1. Elvis Ochoro, 27. Lennox Ogutu, 28. Herit Mungai, 3. Charles Otieno

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