December 23, 2023 Patrick Korir

MD16: Kakamega Homeboyz 0 Nairobi City Stars 1

Wycliffe Omondi on his debut for Nairobi City Stars against Muhoroni Youth in the 2023-24 FKF Premier League opener on Sun 27 Aug 2023 in Kasarani Annex. It ended 0-0

A debut Kenyan Premier League goal by center-back Wycliffe Awiko Omondi, at the hour mark, earned Nairobi City Stars a 1-0 win over home team Kakamega Homeboyz during a matchday 16 tie in Bukhungu Stadium on Friday 22 December 2023.

Awiko, upfield anticipating a corner, got to the end of a spilled ball by Homeboyz keeper James Ssetuba for the winning goal. He was later named the MVP.

Defensive midfielder Clifford Ouma had driven a belter goalward that was too much for the keeper Ssetuba to contain allowing Awiko to work on the spill.

In seeing off Homeboyz in the year-ender, Simba wa Nairobi registered a fifth straight win to match a record set in the 2021/22 premier league season. It was City Stars’ first-ever premier league win over Homeboyz’s at their backyard.

City Stars moved up three places from eighth to fifth with a new tally of 27 points to sit behind KCB, and Homeboyz on goal difference.

Next up for City Stars is a home game against FC Talanta in the 17th, and final first-leg tie to be played at Kaarani Annex on Saturday 6 January 2024 starting at 3 p.m.

Lineups

Kakamega Homeboyz: 28. James Ssetuba, 2. Erick Ambunya (24. Stephen Opoku-65), 25. Ebock Masinza, 36. Brian Chala, 17. Portipher Odhiambo, 21. Estone Esiye (26. Gospel Otieno-46 ), 10. Moses Mudavadi-Captain, 19. Hillary Otieno, 7. Davis Kasirye (8. Oscar Paul-65), 11. Ambrose Sifuna (3. Shami Mwinyi-65), 27. Moses Shumah (Chris Masinza-50)

Unused subs: 39. Farok Shikalo, 14. Farouk Musisi, 22. Chris Mbehelo, 6. Brian Wekesa,

Coach: Paul Odhiambo

Nairobi City Stars: 1. Edwin Mukolwe, 12. Edwin Buliba, 15. Wycliffe Omondi, 4. Timothy Muganda-Captain 1, 8. Calvin Masawa-captain, 18. Clifford Ouma, 2. Elvis Noor (10. Dennis Oalo-66), 22. Samuel Kapen (20. Kelvin Etemesi-86), 3. Robinson Asenwa (27. Gilbert Abala-86), 9. Mohammed Bajaber (11. Andrew Kisilu-66),

Unused subs: 13. Elvis Ochoro, 25. Brian Mzee, 26. Dennis Wanjala, 30. Rowland Makati, 32. Sosthenes Idah

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

Coach: Nicholas Muyoti

Cautions
Kakamega Homeboyz:
Nairobi City Stars: 12. Edwin Buliba (25), 2. Elvis Noor (49), 15. Wycliffe Omondi (88), [[32. Sostenes Idah (90+), Coach Nicholas Muyoti – Red, Trainer Arthur Museve – yellow, TM Ronny Kagunzi – yellow. All while on the bench]]

Goals
Kakamega Homeboyz:
Nairobi City Stars: 15. Wycliffe Omondi (61)

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