March 19, 2021 Patrick

Four changes for Tusker

Elvis Noor Ojiambo in a past game against Zoo FC at Kasarani on Sat 20 Feb 2021. Nairobi City Stars won the game 2-1

There will be four changes from the 20-man squad that remained intact against Western Stima, Mathare United and AFC Leopards when Nairobi City Stars hosts Tusker at Utalii on Saturday 20 March 2021 starting 1pm.

Mid lynchpin Peter Pinchez Opiyo is out suspended due to accumulation of (five) yellow cards and will for once miss a game this season after 15 straight appearances.

He will be replaced Elvis Noor Ojiambo who last featured in the 2-1 win over Zoo a month back.

Newly acquired striker Nicholas Kipkirui makes the squad in place of Gambian hitman Ebrima Sanneh who is out due to a wrist injury aggravated during the last game against AFC Leopards.

Left footed John Kamau makes a return to the squad since mid-January to replace striker Ezekiel Odera who had been part and parcel of all 15 games into the season, save for the season opener against Nzoia Sugar where he was considered as backup.

The final change sees the return of reserve keeper Jacob Osano who missed the last four league games. He replaces teenager Elvis Ochoro Ochieng.

20-man squad to face Tusker FC

Goal keepers: 16. Jacob Osano (GK), 23. Steve Njunge (GK),

Defenders: 26. Balton Omwenga, 5. Wesley Onguso, 25. Kenedy Onyango, 4. Salim Abdalla, 8. Calvin Masawa, 19. Kevin Okumu, 22. Wycliffe Otieno,

Midfielders: 18. Sven Yidah, 30. Anthony Kimani, 21. Oliver Maloba, 20. Timothy Noor Ouma, 3. Charles Otieno, 2. Elvis Noor Ojiambo, 7. Rodgers Okumu, 15. John Kamau,

Strikers: 17. Nicholas Kipkirui , 24. Erick Ombija, 11. Davis Agesa

Not considered: 6. Ronney Kola, 14. Rowland Makati (both on loan at Nairobi Stima), 29. Ebrima Sanneh (wrist injury), 10. Peter Opiyo (suspended), 12. Edwin Buliba, 1. Elvis Ochoro (GK), 27. Azizi Okaka, 9. Vincent Otieno Okoth, 28. Herit Mungai Atariza, 32. Ezekiel Odera

Nicholas Kipkirui

Striker Nicholas Kipkirui completing his move to Nairobi City Stars at the club offices in Upperhill on Wed 17 March 2021

Nairobi City Stars

John Kamau during a past friendly game against Kibra United at Ligi Ndogo on Wed 3 February 2021. He scored once as to lead City Stars to a 6-0 win

Lead keeper Jacob Osano has resumed training after sitting out for a week due to sickness

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