Nairobi City Stars registered back-to-back wins in two friendly games played at St. Mary’s School on Saturday 18 September 2021.
After a 1-0 win over Nation FC, the team went on to hit a tough Francis Kahata and Michael Kibwage inspired K-Sports coached by Keke Roy 2-0 to close the day on high.
In the first game, a lone-headed goal by Ebrima Sanneh in the 50th minute, off a perfect float from the left by John Kamau, was the separator in the game.
Nation FC, was spruced up by premiership players that included immediate former Posta Rangers pair of Alex Luganjio and Ezekiel Okare, and former Western Stima midfielder Augustine Kuta.
In the second game, a goal by Sven Yidah – a flicked header at the near post – and a low shot fired at the far post in the second half by Vincent Jamaica Otieno – saw the second City Stars lot see off K-Sports.
City Stars head Coach Nicholas Muyoti had this to say of the friendly games;
“We used them to test combinations and game plans, as well as have a look at the fitness of the players,”
“Both were very importnant as it gave me a hint of how the players react to different situations”
“We will have one more friendly on Wednesday to fix what we saw and fine-tune the squad before the season opener on Saturday against Sofapaka.” he added
City Stars 1: 16. Jacob Osano, 28. Herit Mungai, 3. Charles Otieno, 12. Edwin Buliba, 8. Calvin Masawa, 10. Peter Opiyo, 20. Timothy Ouma, 14. Rowland Makati, 15. John Kamau (5. Michael Madoya-61), 7. Rodgers Okumu, 29. Ebrima Sanneh (24. Erick Ombija)
Nation FC: Richard Wandera (GK), Moses Kaoga, Kevin LWangu (Simon Matheka), Stephen Inganji (Linus Manoti), Braison Juma, Simeon Ogutu, Alex Luganji, Titus Mbithi (Jayson Chege), Joseph Wasike, Augustine Kuta, Ezekiel Okare
City Stars 2: 23. Stephen Njunge (1. Elvis Ochoro-46), 26. Dennis Wanjala, 27. Lennox Ogutu, 19. Kevin Okumu, 18. Sven Yidah, 2. Elvis Noor Ojiambo, 30. Anthony Kimani, 32. Ezekiel Odera (24. Eric Ombija), 9. Vincent Otieno Okoth, 17. Nicholas Kipkirui
K-Sports: Michael Chembers (Sammy Okinda), Peter Kilani, Daniel Kago, Kevin Nyarombe, Modo Maina, Nicholas Ochile, Roba Mutua, Stephen Onyango, Francis Kahata, Gordon Silvester
Subs: Ezra Oketch, Marlon Tangauzi, Francis Waro, Boniface Otieno, Clinton Obare, Kevin Mwabe, Delight Njuguna,