December 7, 2021 Patrick Korir

Kipkirui, Buliba return for Nzoia clash

Nicholas Kipkirui celebrating his first-ever premier league goal for Nairobi City Stars. It earned Simba wa Nairobi a 1-0 win over Kakamega Homeboyz on Sat 19 June 2021 at Ruaraka during a matchday 21 tie

Entry of striker Nicholas Kipkirui and utility back Edwin Buliba are the two changes from the squad that lost 2-1 to Kariobangi Sharks on Saturday 4 December ahead of FKF Premier League round eight against Nzoia Sugar in Ruaraka on Wednesday 8 December 2021 starting 1 pm.

Kipkirui returns after missing the last two games against Vihiga Bullets and Kariobangi Sharks while Buliba makes a swift return after sitting out the Saturday game.

While Kipkirui takes the place of his former teammate at Zoo FC Michael Madoya, Buliba takes up the spot of flyer Rodgers Okuse Okumu.

From the squad that last faced Nzoia Sugar in late June in Narok, changes are six in total.

Bolton Omwenga, a starter then, is no longer part of the establishment while stopper Wycliffe Otieno and Erick Ombija who both came on as subs are out injured.

Okuse, a substitute then and scorer of the lone winning goal then – that handed City Stars an unprecedented fifth straight premier league win – is out and so are Gambian hitman Ebrima Sanneh and Elvis Noor Ojiambo who were unused in Narok.

Squad to face Nzoia United

Goalkeepers: 16. Jacob Osano, 23. Stephen Njunge

Defenders: 4. Salim Abdallah, 25. Kenedy Onyango, 26. Dennis Wanjala, 19. Kevin Okumu, 27. Lennox Ogutu, 8. Calvin Masawa, 28. Herit Mungai, 12. Edwin Buliba

Midfielders: 10. Peter Opiyo, 30. Anthony Kimani-captain, 20. Timothy Ouma, 18. Sven Yidah, 21. Oliver Maloba, 3. Charles Otieno

Strikers: 11. Davis Agesa, 9. Vincent Otieno Okoth, 32. Ezekiel Odera, 17. Nicholas Kipkirui

Out: 22. Wycliffe Otieno, 6. Ronney Kola, 15. John Kamau, 24. Erick Ombija, (all injured) 5. Michael Madoya, 14. Rowland Makati, 1. Elvis Ochoro, 29. Ebrima Sanneh, 7. Rodgers Okumu, 2. Elvis Noor Ojiambo

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