January 14, 2024 Patrick Korir

MD18: Nairobi City Stars 1 Posta Rangers 0

Mohamed Bajaber celebrates his early goal against Posta Rangers in matchday 18 on Sun 14 Jan 2024City Stars won it 1-0

Mohammed Bajaber’s goal inside the first three minutes was all that Nairobi City Stars needed to see off Posta Rangers 1-0 during a matchday 18 FKF Premier League tie held in Ruaraka on Sunday 14 January 2024.

Bajaber landed on a headed knockdown by Vincent Owino, off a long freekick by Edwin Buliba, to slot home past keeper John Njau in Posta’s goal.

The win, a record seventh on the trot, enabled Simba wa Nairobi to complete their first double of the season during the first game of the second leg. The first leg tie ended 1-0 in favor of City Stars.

It was Bajaber’s second goal in as many games – following up on his opener against FC Talanta at the same venue last weekend, but third overall this season. He was later named the match MVP.

With the win, City Stars moved back to second spot with 33 points from 18 games. The team had dropped to third due to the results of games played on Saturday. Posta is now down to the fourth spot with 29 points.

Next up for Simba wa Nairobi is a matchday 19 tie away to AFC Leopards on Sunday 21 January 2024, in Bukungu Stadium, Kakamega.

Lineups

Nairobi City Stars: 1. Edwin Mukolwe, 12. Edwin Buliba, 15. Wycliffe Omondi, 4. Timothy Muganda, 8. Calvin Masawa-captain, 18. Clifford Ouma, 2. Elvis Noor (25. Brian Mzee-80), 22. Samuel Kapen (30. Rowland Makati-85), 19. Vincent Owino (11. Andrew Kisilu-80), 3. Robinson Asenwa (Dennis Oalo-70),  9. Mohammed Bajaber (5. Newton Ochieng-70)

Unused subs: 7. Pius Omachi, 13. Elvis Ochoro, 26. Dennis Wanjala,  32. Sosthenes Idah,

Out: 6. Ronney Kola, 17. Brian Mose, 20. Kelvin Etemesi, 21. Yuto Kusaba, 23. Julius Ombacho, 27. Gilbert Abala, 31. Abuyeka Kubasu

Coach: Nicholas Muyoti

Posta Rangers: 29. John Njau, 22. Elvis Osok, 30. Titus Achesa,3. Faustine Ojiambo, 41. Dinken Mwema-Captain, 6. Geoffrey Ojunga, 39. Brian Marita, 8. Brian Musa, 14. Felix Oluoch, 24. Sammy Odero, 23. Brian Otieno

Subs: 35. Michael Wanjala, 27. Maurice Sunga, 15. Meshack Muyonga, 16. Jackson Macharia, 4. Vincent Wasambo, 6. Peter Thiong’o, 7. Patrick Otieno, 12. Lewis Shivachi

Coach: John Kamau

Cautions

Nairobi City Stars: 12. Edwin Buliba (25)

Posta Rangers: –

Goals

Nairobi City Stars: 9. Mohammed Bajaber (3)

Posta Rangers:

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