Samuel Kapen’s header in the 25th minute off a corner is all Nairobi City Stars needed to see off Wazito 1-0 during a match day 12 FKF Premier League tie in Ruaraka on Wednesday 25 January 2023.
Etemesi, in just his third premier league start, took a back-to-back corner and floated it well for stopper Kenedy Onyango to flick on the path of Kapen who made no mistake as he beat Wazito keeper and skipper Ezekiel OWade with the decider, his fourth goal of the season.
The descent Wazito had numerous chances of their own but Simba wa Nairobi stayed compact after the goal to register a second straight 1-0 win at the same venue within four days.
With the win, City Stars improves to eleven points in the process rising up a position to 14th as Wazito remains 16th with seven points.
Next up for City Stars is an away trip to Mombasa to face Bandari at the KPA Mbaraki grounds on Sunday 28 January 2023 starting 3 pm.
Nairobi City Stars: 16. Jacob Osano, 14. Rowland Makati, 6. Ronney Kola, 25. Kenedy Onyango-captain 2, 28. Herit Mungai, 18. Clifford Ouma, 2. Elvis Noor Ojiambo (15. Newton Ochieng-86), 21. Oliver Maloba 22. Samuel Kapen (10. Peter Opiyo-76), 20. Kelvin Etemesi (11. Andrew Kisilu-90+), 32. Ezekiel Odera-captain 1 (9. Vincent Otieno Okoth-86),
Unused subs: 1. Elvis Ochoro, 4. Elly Kessy Osotsi, 7. Pius Omachi, 17. Daniel Odhiambo, 26. Dennis Wanjala
Out: 1. Elvis Ochoro, 5. Timothy Muganda, 8. Calvin Masawa, 12. Edwin Buliba, 30. Anthony Kimani 31. Mohammed Bajaber
Coach: Nicholas Muyoti
Wazito: 39. Ezekiel Onyango, 19. Vincent Otieno, 7. Mohammed Yusuf, 40. Denis Owino, 5. Fred Onyango, 23. Reagan Okoth (9. Felix Ochieng-76), 6. Anthony Odhiambo (47. Stanley Okwemba-63), 18. Hillary Otieno (38. Kevin Okinda-70), 31. Clinton Okoth, 13. Cliff Oruko (35. Frederick Okello-76), 29. Collins Neto (16. Eneji Abubakar-63)
Unused subs: 34. Churchill, 28, Clinton Bulimo,
Coach: Jaffers Odongo
Nairobi City Stars: –
Nairobi City Stars: 22. Samuel Kapen (25), assist – 25. Kenedy Onyango