January 17, 2022 Patrick Korir

Friendly fire: City Stars 0 Gogo Boys 0

City Stars stopper Lennox Ogutu takes on a Gogo Boys during a friendly at Ligi Ndogo grounds on Mon 17 Jan 2022. The game ended 0-0

A vastly improved Gogo Boys held Nairobi City Stars to a 0-0 draw in a friendly game played at the Ligi Ndogo grounds on Monday 17 January 2022.

Head coach Nicholas Muyoti used the friendly to bring to speed match fitness of the lot that did not clock full minutes – subs Oliver Maloba, Erick Ombija, and Davis Agesa, as well as all those that did not feature in the Premier League match against Tusker the day before.

After the friendly, Abdul Ali, a member of Gogo Boys said;

“The friendly was a good one as it brought about friendship. It was good exposure for our boys who were very excited to have played against City Stars,”

“Other than tap into the experience of a premier league team, we used the friendly to have a look at a select number of players who are hoping to join our team,” added Ali

City Stars head coach Muyoti took notes on areas to work on after the match;

“Gogo had a good game, they were very organized but just lacked the punch up front,”

“On our part, we defended well but lacked urgency. It’s very important though that we kept a clean sheet. But we have to improve on our final third by creating more chances and convert,” added Muyoti on the lesson learned from the game

In late November last year, Gogo Boys faced off with Simba wa Nairobi for the first time ever and received a 5-0 hiding in the Hills of Ngong Vapor.

Gogo Boys scaled a ladder up to Kenya’s third-tier league, Division One, and were using the Monday friendly as part of their preparation for an away trip to face Malindi’s Progressive FC in their league opener on Sun 6 February 2022 at the Alsakan grounds.


Nairobi City Stars: 1. Elvis Ochoro (GK), 8. Calvin Masawa, 27. Lennox Ogutu, 25. Kenedy Onyango, 28. Herit Mungai, 3. Charles Otieno, Mohammed Bejabur-guest (Elvis Noor), 11. Davis Agesa (7. Rodgers Okumu), 21. Oliver Maloba (9. Vincent Otieno), 24. Erick Ombija (Martin Kibinu – guest)

Out: 23. Steve Njunge, 17. Nicholas Kipkirui, 22. Wycliffe Otieno

Coach: Nicholas Muyoti

Gogo Boys: Emmanuel Juma, Kevin Muturi, Gilbert Omondi, Joseph Masinde, Baba Kouame, William Oricho, John Macharia, Joseph Chege, Nigel Winjira, Kevin Oluoch, Thomas Ganda

Subs: Brian Machisu (GK), Michael Matasio (GK), Derrick Ochieng, PEter Njuguna, Vitalis Juma, Brian Wanyonyi, Fabish Otieno, Ali Yusuf, Eddy Brian, Ocharo Brian, Joseph Karanja,

Coach: Hamisi Mohammed Kaka

Gogo Boys, City Stars

City Stars attacking midfielder Oliver Maloba shields the ball off a Gogo Boys player during a friendly at Ligi Ndogo grounds on Mon 17 Jan 2022. The game ended 0-0

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