December 2, 2023 Patrick Korir

MD13: Posta Rangers 0 Nairobi City Stars 1

Samuel Kapen celebrates a goal against Posta Rangers on Sat 2 Dec 2023 at Machakos Stadium. City Stars won the game 1-0

Samuel Kapen’s goal in the 18th minute settled a game of nerves as Nairobi City Stars took down league leaders and hosts Posta Rangers 1-0 at the Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos, on Saturday 2 December 2023, during a matchday 13 tie.

Kapen got to the end of an Edwin Buliba through ball on the right channel before cutting in at the edge of the box to fire in a left-footer past Posta keeper Samuel Njau.

With the win, Simba wa Nairobi moved three places up to ninth on the log with 18 points as Rangers stayed on top with 26 points.

Kapen was named the match MVP, and ultimately went on to make it to the team of the week thereafter together with keeper Edwin Mukolwe, and right-back Edwin Buliba.

Simba wa Nairobi, tactician Nicholas Muyoti, and Kapen were nominated for the team of the week, coach of the week,  and player of the week, in that order.

Next up for City Stars is a home game against Bandari on Saturday 9 December 2023, in Ruaraka.

Lineups

Posta Rangers: 29 John Njau, 22. Elvis Osok, 3. Faustine Ojiambo, 20. Kenedy Odhiambo-Captain, 41. Dickens Mwema, 8. Brian Musa, 40. Caleb Olilo (39. Brian Marita-46), 4. Vincent Wasambo, 14. Felix Oluoch (7. Patrick Otieno-60), 16. Jackson Macharia (12. Lewis Shivachi-46), 23. Brian Otieno (66. Peter Thiong’o-82)

Unused subs: 34. Kevin Opiyo, 35. Michael Wanjala, 31. Kevin Onyango, 15. Meshack Muyonga, 24. Sammy Odera,

Coach: John Kamau

Nairobi City Stars: 1. Edwin Mukolwe, 12. Edwin Buliba, 4 . Timothy Muganda, 15. Wycliffe Omondi, 8. Calvins Masawa-Captain, 18. Clifford Ouma, 2. Elvis Noor (Brian Mzee-67), 19. Vincent Owino, 22. Samuel Kapen (30. Rowland Makati-85), 9. Mohammed Bajaber (20. Kelvin Etemesi-67), 3. Robinson Asenwa (26. Dennis Wanjala-85)

Unused subs: 5. Newton Ochieng, 11. Andrew Kisilu, 13. Elvis Ochoro,

Out: 6. Ronney Kola, 7. Pius Omachi, 10. Dennis Oalo, 17. Brian Mose, 21. Yuto Kusaba, 23. Julius Ombacho, 27. Gilbert Abala, 31. Abuyeka Kubasu, 32. Sosthenes Idah

Coach: Nicholas Muyoti

Cautions
Posta Rangers: 41. Dickens Mwema (53), 8. Brian Musa (59)
Nairobi City Stars: 22. Samuel Kapen (65), 2. Elvis Noor (67)

Goals
Posta Rangers:
Nairobi City Stars: 22. Samuel Kapen (18)

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