Simba wa Nairobi roared once again to stay unbeaten into the new season after coming from behind to see off Migori Youth 2-1 at Camp Toyoyo, Jericho during a match 12 game on Saturday 2 November 2019.
City Stars were down 1-0 after just 14 minutes when Migori’s lead striker Clinton Okoth pounced on a ball following a defensive mix up to slam home at the far post – his eight goal of the season – past a stranded Levis Opiyo in goal.
It got worse for City Stars six minutes later after conceding the goal as skipper Anthony Muki Kimani the midfield engine was slapped with a straight red card after a reckless challenge on a Migori’s Robert Ouma.
Down to ten men, it looked all lost for City Stars who are unbeaten in the NSL since May 2019.
A forced substitution minutes later saw the introduction of former Kibera Black Stars playmaker Elvis Noor Ojiambo for striker Vincent ‘Jamaica’ Otieno who was sacrificed for the game.
Stabilization of the midfield was immediate and in the 38th City Stars were level after left back Wesley Onguso whipped in a free kick that striker Davis Agesa flicked in.
It was Even-Steven into the break and to the closing minutes of the game when substitute Oliver Maloba rammed home the winning goal after getting to the end of a free-flowing move in the 86th minute.
With the win, City Stars moved to the 32-point mark after 12 rounds to open a nine-point gap over Migori who stagnate at fourth with 23 points.
Next up for the boys from Kawangware is FC Talanta at Camp Toyoyo on Friday 8 November 2019.
Nairobi City Stars: 23. Levis Opiyo, 5. Wesley Onguso, 4. Salim Abdalla, 22. Wycliffe Otieno, 28. Kevin Okumu, 3. Charles Otieno, 30. Antony Kimani (Captain), 18. Jimmy Bageya (25. David Gateri), 17. Davis Agesa (21. Oliver Maloba), 16. Vincent Otieno (2. Elvis Ojiambo), 29. Ebrima Sanneh
Unused subs: 1. Ronny Kagunzi, 17. Noah Abich, 13. Eric Ochieng, 24. Cornelius Mwangi
Coach: Sanjin Alagic
Migori Youth: 13. Gedion Ogineno, 18. Siko Samuel, 2. Nnicholas Song, 16. Paul Enzo, 4. Alfred Odiwuor, 30. Robert Ouma, 12. Clifford Otieno (Captain), 10. Michael Bosio, 14. Anthony Abwao, 20. Elisha Odhiambo, 7. Clinton Okoth
Subs: 26. Victor Kamungo, 28. Ronald Odhiambo, 6. Benedict Ochieng, 21. Carlos Orata, 5. Dennis Kiese, 25. Mark Osewe, 9. Edward Odhiambo
Coach: Shem Imem