Newly recruited Samuel Kapen and Newton Ochieng are in line for their debuts for Nairobi City Stars in the Kenyan Premier League after being named for the season opener against Bidco United in Nyayo Stadium on Sunday 20 November 2022 starting 3 pm.
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Kapen and Newton are two of the four recruits that made the 18-man squad for the game. They are joined by immediate former Kangemi All-Stars forward Kelvin Etemesi, and former Kibera Black Stars forward Daniel Dante Odhiambo.
Kapen, formerly of Posta Rangers, who joined City Stars from Black Stars, is in line for his second stub at the top-flight.
But for Newton, Etemesi, and Odhiambo, it will be a big leap from lower-tier football to the top flight.
They will be joined in their quest for Premier League status by the now fully recovered Ronney Kola who missed the 2021-22 Premier League season due to injury.
The four join 14 others who have been regular players for Simba wa Nairobi in the last two seasons.
Squad to face Bidco United
Goal Keepers: 16. Jacob Osano, 23. Stephen Njunge
Defenders: 8. Calvin Masawa, 12. Edwin Buliba, 14. Rowland Makati, 25. Kenedy Onyango, 28. Herit Mungai,
Midfielders: 2. Elvis Noor Ojiambo, 6. Ronney Kola, 10. Peter Opiyo, 15. Newton Ochieng, 17. Daniel Odhiambo, 20. Kelvin Etemesi, 21. Oliver Maloba, 30. Kevin Kimani
Strikers: 9. Vincent Otieno Okoth, 22. Samuel Kapen, 32. Ezekiel Odera
Out: 1. Elvis Ochoro, 4. Elly Kessy Osotsi, 5. Timothy Muganda, 7. Pius Omachi, 11. Andrew Kisilu, 18. Clifford Ouma, 25. Dennis Wanjala, 31. Mohammed Bajaber
Coach: Nicholas Muyoti