December 17, 2023 Patrick Korir

MD15: Ulinzi Stars 1 Nairobi City Stars 2

Dennis Oalo celebrates his winning goal against Ulinzi Stars during an FKF Matchday 15 tie in Ulinzi Complex on Sun 17 Dec 2023. City Stars won 2-1

Second-half goals by Vincent Owino and substitute Dennis Oalo turned around a game at the Ulinzi Complex, Langata, as Nairobi City Stars came from behind to see off hosts Ulinzi Stars 2-1 during a matchday 15 tie played on Sunday 17 December 2023.

Ulinzi had gone ahead in the 37th minute after skipper Boniface Muchiri fired home a one-time volley off a float from the right by Enosh Ochieng.

But two minutes after the hour mark, City Stars were level when Vincent Owino got to the end of a flick by Mohammed Bajaber while in the box to tap in at close range past keeper Moses Wanyika.

Ten minutes later, Oalo, who had barely been on the pitch for two minutes after coming on for Elvis Noor, headed home a pinpoint cross from the right by Samuel Kapen who had initiated the first goal with a throwin.

Kapen was named the match MVP, and he went on to make it to the team of the week.

With the win, City Stars moved to sixth-spot with a new tally of 24-points.

Next up for Simba wa Nairobi is a year-ender away to Kakamega Homeboyz in Bukhungu Stadium, Kakamega, on Friday 22 December, 2023.

Lineups

Ulinzi Stars: 23. Moses Wanyika, 39. Alex Masinde, 44. Shannel Makwata, 12. Boventure Muchika, 16. Peter Wafula, 22. Rashid Issa, 29. Shambi Ibrahim (37. Elvis Nandwa-86), 24. Nicholas Omondi (20. Kelvin Thairu-86), 25. Enosh Ochieng, 14. Hillary Simiyu (11. Benjamin Murimi-75), 10. Boniface Muchiri – Captain

Unused subs: 30. Stephen Ochieng, 15. Byron Odiaga, 2. Michael Onyango, 41. Faraj Ominde, 6. Omar Mwandaru,

Coach: Anthony Kimani

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 (10. Dennis Oalo-70) , 19. Vincent Owino, 22. Samuel Kapen (30. Rowland Makati-89), 9. Mohammed Bajaber (20. Kelvin Etemesi-70), 3. Robinson Asenwa (11. Andrew Kisilu-79)

Unused subs: 13. Elvis Ochoro, 26. Dennis Wanjala, 32. Sosthenes Idah

Out: 5. Newton Ochieng, 6. Ronney Kola, 7. Pius Omachi, 17. Brian Mose, 21. Yuto Kusaba, 23. Julius Ombacho, 25. Brian Mzee, 27. Gilbert Abala, 31. Abuyeka Kubasu,

Coach: Nicholas Muyoti

Cautions
Ulinzi Stars:
Nairobi City Stars: 4. Timothy Muganda (32), 9. Mohammed Bajaber (64)

Goals
Ulinzi Stars: 10. Boniface Muchiri (37)
Nairobi City Stars: 19. Vincent Owino (62), 10. Dennis Oalo (72)

Ulinzi Stars vs City Stars during an FKF Premier League matchday 15 tie at Ulinzi Complex on Sun 17 Dec 2023. City Stars won 2-1

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