Nairobi City Stars played out to a 0-0 draw against Premiership side Posta Rangers and went on to register a 3-0 win over AV Fitness FC in friendly games played at the Ngong Vapor grounds on Friday 14 October 2022.
In the second game, Mohammed Bajaber was the toast after claiming a hattrick to shoot to the top of Simba wa Nairobi’s pre-season scorers’ list with five goals.
The Starfield Academy star converted his chances in the 51st,70th, and in added time, off assists from Calvin Masawa, Kelvin Etemesi, and guest winger Sifa, to complete his hat-trick.
He scored once in the 7-1 win over Ngong Hillside and in City Stars’ 1-1 draw in the first group game of the Elite Cup against Kenya Police.
The latest two games against Posta Rangers and AV Fitness FC were the first tests since the final of the Elite Cup against Kenya Police on Saturday 1 October in Nyayo Stadium.
Vs Posta Rangers: 16. Jacob Osano, 26. Dennis Wanjala, 4. Elly Kessy Osotsi, 25. Kenedy Onyango, 14. Rowland Makati, 10. Peter Opiyo, 2. Elvis Noor Ojiambo (6. Ronney Kola-65), 28. Herit Mungai (11. Andrew Kisilu-46), 15. Newton Ochieng (20. Kelvin Eemesi-46), 31. Mohammed Bajaber (22. Samuel Kapen-46), 32. Ezekiel Odera
Coach: Nicholas Muyoti
Posta Rangers 1st lot: Brandon Obiero, Elvis Osok, Michael Apudo, Hamisi Pamba, Dinken Mwema, Bernard Ondiek, Patrick Otieno, Vincent Wangombe, Timothy Otieno, Francis Nambute, Eliud Lokuwam
Posta Rangers 2nd lot: Brandon Obiero, Kenedy Odhiambo, Morris Sunga, Augustine Eshiwani, Caleb Olilo, Brian Musa, Brian Marita, Simon Omondi, Michael Owino, Jackson Dwang, Francis Nambute
Coach: John Kamau
Vs AV Fitness FC : 1. Elvis Ochoro (Guest keeper-70), 8. Calvin Masawa-Captain, 5. Timothy Muganda, Were (guest), 28. Herit Mungai (12. Edwin Buliba-46), 18. Clifford Ouma, 21. Oliver Maloba, 9. Vincent Otieno (20. Kelvin Etemesi-46), 6. Ronney Kola (31. Mohammed Bajaber-46), Sifa (guest), 17. Daniel Odhiambo (22. Samuel Kapen-46)
Coach: Nicholas Muyoti
AV Fitness FC: Ryan Hamisi, Wilson Anekeya, Nicodemus Malika, David Cheche Ochieng, Benjamin Oketch, John Onyancha, Khalid Juman, Alphonse Mariga, Chris Odhiambo, Augustine Kuta, Marcellus Ingotse
Subs: Kelvin Odhiambo, Jeff Oluchi, Ken Owino
Photo credit – Hassan Mandevu