November 8, 2020 Patrick Korir

Friendly: Bidco United 1 Nairobi City Stars 1

LEft back Herit Mungai (no. 28) goes for the ball in City Stars game vs Bidco United on Sat 7 Nov 2020 at Thika Stadium. The game ended 1-1

Host Bidco United came from behind to tie Nairobi City Stars 1-1 at the Thika Stadium on Saturday 7 November 2020 during a pre-season friendly played over two extended halves.

While City Stars won the first, Bidco United reversed the tide to claim the second half.

Skipper Anthony Muki Kimani sent Simba wa Nairobi 1-0 up after 20 minutes when he converted a penalty awarded after winger Vincent Jamaica Otieno forced a handball in the box.

On the other half, immediate former Muranga SEAL player Anthony Gathu, rattled home a poor clearance that dropped outside the box to level matters.

In the past two Saturdays City Stars played hosts Ligi Ndogo and Kariobangi Sharks and registered a 4-0 win and 1-1 draw, respectively.

“I am satisfied with how the team played the game and the outcome especially in the first half and overall progression of the team since we started preseason. In the next few weeks we will be fully ready for the season.” said head coach Sanjin Alagic after the game

More friendly games have been lined up in the weeks to come.

Teams

City Stars Team 1: Steve Njunge, Wycliffe Otieno, Salim Abdalla, Kenedy Onyango, Herit Mungai, Sven Yidah, Peter Opiyo, Anthony Kimani, Rodgers Okumu (Davis Agesa), Vincent Otieno, Erick Ombija

Bidco Team 1: Zamu Adisa (GK), David Kalama, Anthony Simasi, Eric Odhiambo, Lampard Oyuga, Jacob Onyango, Stephen Okiro, Wilfred Korir (Nelson Chieta), Stephen Waruru, Emmanuel Mogaka, Eric Gathimu (Jackton Oketch)

Scores; Bidco United 0 Nairobi City Stars 1

City Stars Team 2: Jacob Osano, Wesley Onguso (Timothy Ouma), Edwin Buliba, Lubowa Yusuf Mukisa (Ronney Kola), Calvin Masawa, Elvis Ojiambo, Charles Otieno (Rowland Makati), Oliver Maloba, Davies Agesa (Jimmy Bageya), Ezekiel Odera (Zohran Boston – guest player), Azizi Okaka

Bidco United Team 2: Brian Opondo (GK), Francis Odour, Wilson Anekeya, Geoffrey Kariuki, Kassim Mwinyi, Antony Gathu, Victor Ayugi, David Orem (Henry Omollo), Edwin Walamwa (Stephen Waruru), Noah Wafula, Pistone Mutamba

Scores: Bidco United 1 Nairobi City Stars 0

Out for Nairobi City Stars: Ebrima Sanneh, John Kamau (both injured), Elvis Ochoro (On duty – Kenya U20)

Eyes on the ball for City Stars forward Vincent Jamaica Otieno against Bidco United at Thika Stadium on Sat 7 Nov 2020. The game ended 1-1

Pep talk at the water break by coach Sanjin Alagic during a City Stars – Bidco United game on Sat 7 Nov 2020 at Thika Stadium

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