October 28, 2022 Patrick Korir

Friendly Fire: City Stars 1 Sofapaka 1, City Stars 2 Nairobi United 1

Peter Opiyo on for a challenge against a Sofapaka player during a friendly game at Ngong Vapor on Fri 28 Oct 2022. It ended 1-1

Photo credit - Sofapaka FC

Nairobi City Stars was held to a 1-1 draw by Premiership side Sofapaka before going on to see off third-tier side Nairobi United 2-1 in friendly games played at Ngong Vapor on Friday 28 October 2022.

An early 12th-minute goal by Kelvin Etemesi, off a Newton Ochieng delivery, was canceled out by David Kasirye in the 88th minute for City Stars to draw 1-1 with visiting Sofapaka in the first game.

In the second game, stopper Edwin Buliba, playing as a right back, sent home the ball as early as the seventh minute off a cross from guest player Brian Sifa for Simba wa Nairobi to carry a 1-0 lead at the break.

Seven minutes into the second half, striker Vincent Jamaica Otieno converted a penalty earned after Mohammed Bajaber had been bundled in the box to double the lead.

Nairobi United however got a consolation after Charo Matauwa fired home an uncleared ball from long range with 15 minutes left to play.

The two games followed on the last one at the same venue last Friday when the team settled for a 1-1 draw with Olympic Patriots from Isolo.


City Stars 1: 1. Elvis Ochoro, 14. Rowland Makati, 4. Elly Osotsi, 28. Herit Mungai, 10. Peter Opiyo, 2. Elvis Noor Ojiambo, 15. Newton Ochieng (31. Mohammed Bajaber-70), 20. Kelvin Etemesi, 22. Samuel Kapen, 32. Ezekiel Odera (9. Vincent Otieno-70)

Sofapaka: Simon Masaka, Ambrose Sifuna, David Otieno, Samuel Olwande, David Nshirimana, Ben Stanley Omondi, Kepha Wayodi, Rapahel Asudi, Lucky Mweu, Joe Waithira, Jacob Onyango

Subs: Mathias Kigonya, David Obasanjo, Davies Kasirye, Ronack Otieno, Sammy Rono, Sunday Ikekhai, Baron Okech, Alex Imbusia, Titus Achesa, Roy Okal

City Stars 2: 16. Jacob Osano, 12. Edwin Buliba, 5. Timothy Muganda, 6. Rooney Kola, Gideon Were, 18. Clifford Ouma, 30. Anthony Kimani, Brian Sifa, 26. Dennis Wanjala, 31. Mohammed Bajaber (15. Newton Ochieng-70), 9. Vincent Otieno (32. Ezekiel Odera-70),

Nairobi United: 1. Chacha Maneno, 26. Jimmy Ochieng, 99. Shadrack Andale, 9. Collins Oyugi, 5. Garnet Otieno, 13. Bernard Ouna, 66. Elson Wangati, 77. Isaac Omweri, 7. Brian Ogutu, 30. John Mungai, 4. Brian Osamukha

Subs: 19. Adams Nyambane, 9. Steve Biko, 21. Mark Mwaniki, 2. Boniface Ontere, 42. Derrick Ng’ang’a, 6. Gilbert Nyanumba, 15. Matauwa Charo, 29. Kamau Ohor, Collins Kimotho, 13. Kadiri Mohammed, 11. Brian Maina

Out for City Stars: 23. Steve Njunge, 7. Pius Omachi, 8. Calvin Masawa, 21. Oliver Maloba

Photo credit – Sofapaka FC

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