March 12, 2022 Patrick Korir

Madoya one of four changes for Vihiga Bullets

Mike Madoya

Michael Madoya, defensive-mid Charles Chale Otieno, keeper Jacob Osano, and stopper Edwin Buliba, are the four changes made as Nairobi City Stars hit the road to take on Vihiga Bullets in Bukhungu, Kakamega, on Sunday 13 March 2022 starting 3 pm.

The four join another 16 who featured in the last game in Thika against Posta Rangers that City Stars lost 2-1.

Buliba, out for the last four league games, returns to take up the slot vacated by fellow stopper Kenedy Vidic Onyango who misses the game due to five yellow card accumulation.

Onyango was ruled out in City Stars’ last game in Thika after receiving a first-half yellow card, the fifth of the season.

Osano is back after two game days and his arrival hands youngster Elvis Ochoro a rest.

Madoya returns after missing the last three games to take up Rodgers Okuse Okumu’s place as Chale plugs into Dennis Decha Wanjala’s place.

Till the miss, Decha was the only player to have featured in all but just four minutes, 21 games into the current 2021/22 FKF Premier League season.

From the lot that faced Bullets in the first leg in Nairobi back in November 2021 in Ruaraka, winning 4-0, changes are five.

Other than defenders Onyango and Wanjala, midfielders Elvis Noor Ojiambo, John Kamau as well as strikers Ebrima Sanneh who had a pre-assist, and Ezekiel Odera who scored once, will be missing the reverse tie.

The vacancies created from the first leg squad are taken up by defenders Herit Mungai and Lennox Ogutu, midfielder Augustine Kuta, and strikers Nicholas Kipkirui and Erick Ombija.

It is the second time that City Stars will be traveling to face Bullets, but the first time since September 2019 during the second game of the 2019/20 second-tier season.

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From the squad that played then at Bukhungu, the returnees include; Calvins Masawa, Salim Abdalla, Kevin Okumu, Noah Abich – now as an assistant coach-, Charles Otieno, Oliver Maloba, Anthony Muki Kimani, Davis Agesa and Vincent Otieno Okoth.

City Stars squad to face Vihiga Bullets

Goalkeepers: 16. Jacob Osano, 23. Stephen Njunge

Defenders: 4. Salim Abdallah, 8. Calvin Masawa, 12. Edwin Buliba, 19. Kevin Okumu, 27. Lennox Ogutu, 28. Herit Mungai,

Midfielders: 3. Charles Otieno, 5. Michael Madoya, 10. Peter Opiyo, 20. Timothy Ouma, 18. Sven Yidah, 21. Oliver Maloba, 29. Augustine Kuta, 30. Anthony Kimani-captain,

Strikers: 9. Vincent Otieno Okoth, 11. Davis Agesa, 17. Nicholas Kipkirui, 24. Erick Ombija,

Out: 1. Elvis Ochoro, 2. Elvis Noor Ojiambo, 6. Ronney Kola, 7. Rodgers Okumu, 14. Rowland Makati, 15. John Kamau, 22. Wycliffe Otieno, 25. Kenedy Onyango, 26. Dennis Wanjala, 31. Mohammed Bajaber, 32. Ezekiel Odera

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