September 8, 2023 Patrick Korir

Friendly Fire: Nairobi City Stars 1 Nairobi United 0

Action between Nairobi City Stars and Nbi United at ABSA Grounds, Nairobi on Fri 8 Sept 2023. City Stars lifted two friendly games by identical 1-0 wins

Simba wa Nairobi registered identical 1-0 wins over second-tier side Nairobi United at the ABSA grounds on Friday 8 September 2023.

During the first tie played from 8 a.m., skipper of the day Newton Tony Ochieng, playing on the left flank, fired at the far post from atop the box in the final ten minutes of the game after receiving a well-weighted lob from Kelvin Etemesi from the right.

In the second clash, Yuto Kusaba posted yet another good return when he slammed home a penalty in the fifth minute for the winning goal in the second game. Brian Mose earned the spot kick after being felled in the box.

The two friendly games followed up on one on Thursday where Simba wa Nairobi came from a goal down to tie another second-tier side Kibera Black Stars 1-1 at the Ligi Ndogo grounds.

“Those were two Friday good games and very good tests. The two wins against a very well-structured Nairobi United were hard-fought,”

“We tried out different combinations in the two games as we also concentrated on endurance levels of the players as everyone who was fielded clocked full games.” said head coach Nicholas Muyoti

City Stars’ next league game is against Champions Gor Mahia on Sunday 17 Sept. On the same day, Nairobi United will be up against Kibera Black Stars in their National Super League opener.


Nairobi United 1: Ernest Muhammed, Isaac Andrew, Daniel Bichoik, Benard Ouma, Jim Ouma, Markmilan Mukami, Isaac Omweri, Brian Ongutu, Brian Lusamukha, Majaliwa Charo, Elson Wangamati, Rodgers Angal, Adams Nyambane

Coach: Paul Okwatwa

Nairobi City Stars 1: 1. Edwin Mukolwe, 25. Dennis Wanjala, 4. Timothy Muganda, 32. Sosthenes Idah, 30. Rowland Makati, 25. Brian Mzee, 19. Vincent Owino, 5. Newton Ochieng-Captain, 9. Mohammed Bajaber, 22. Samuel Kapen, 20. Kelvin Etemesi

Nairobi United 2: Chacha Maneno, Daniel Bichoik, Isaac Andrew, Boaz Maeri, Steven Duol, Godwin Silvester, Jumba, Ian Motanda, Brian Sifa, Adrian Oloo, Majaliwa Charo, Omollo, Denies Waweru

Nairobi City Stars 2: 13. Elvis Ochoro, 8. Calvin Masawa, 15. Wycliffe Omondi, 6. Ronney Kola, 31. Abuyeka Kubasu-captain, 18. Clifford Ouma, 16. Elvis Noor, 17. Brian Mose, 27. Gilbert Abala, 3. Robinson Asenwa, 21. Yuto Kusaba

Out: 7. Pius Omachi, 10. Dennis Oalo, 11. Andrew Kisilu, 12. Edwin Buliba, 23. Julius Ombacho

Coach: Nicholas Muyoti

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