January 21, 2024 Patrick Korir

MD19: AFC Leopards 2 Nairobi City Stars 0

Vincent Owino vs AC Leopards on Sun 21 Jan 2024 in Bukhungu Stadium during a matchday 19 FKF Premier League match. Leopards won 2-0

Nairobi City Stars ‘ game-winning streak came to an end after going down 2-0 to home team AFC Leopards during a matchday 19 FKF Premier League tie in Bukhungu, Kakamega on Saturday 22 January 2024.

Leopards scored both goals in the second half through Maxwell Otieno and substitute Kevin Kimani in the 48th and 72nd minutes to register a fifth home win over City Stars who had won the first-leg tie 3-2 in Kasarani.

Leopards became only the third team this season to restrict Simba wa Nairobi from scoring after Muhoroni Youth (0-0) and Kenya Police (0-1) in matchdays one and six. Till the Leopards game, City Stars had scored in 12 straight games from matchdays seven to 18.

City Stars ended the game a man less after skipper Calvin Masawa received a straight red card – his first ever in his Kenyan Premier League career since the year 2011 – after a last-man tackle on a Leopards player.

Despite the loss, City Stars maintained the second spot on the log with 33 points as Leopards moved up three places to tenth with 24 points.

Next up for Simba wa Nairobi is a home game against Shabana in Machakos on Sunday 4 November, 2024.

Lineups

AFC Leopards: 32. Levis Opiyo, 34. Azizi Okaka, 29. Vincent Mahiga, 4. Randy Bakari, 12. Kayci Odhiambo, 6. Musa Oundo (8. Brian Wanyama-88), 7. Jafari Owiti, 18. Boniface Kweyu, 21. Maxwell Otieno (10. Cliff Nyakeya-60), 23. Cliffton Miheso (36. Kevin Kimani-64), 80. Hassan Beja (33. Victor Omune-60)

Unused subs: 22. Humphrey Katasi, 11. Luke Namamnda, 13. Washington Munene, 9. Brian Yakhama, 50. Otieno,

Coach: Tomas Trucha

Nairobi City Stars: 1. Edwin Mukolwe, 12. Edwin Buliba (26. Dennis Wanjala-82), 15. Wycliffe Omondi, 4. Timothy Muganda-Captain 1, 8. Calvin Masawa-captain, 18. Clifford Ouma, 2. Elvis Noor (10. Dennis Oalo-66-Captain 2), 22. Samuel Kapen, 19. Vincent Owino, 3. Robinson Asenwa (11. Andrew Kisilu-82), 9. Mohammed Bajaber (17. Brian Mose-66)

Unused subs: 7. Pius Omachi, 13. Elvis Ochoro, 25. Brian Mzee, 30. Rowland Makati, 32. Sosthenes Idah

Out: 5. Newton Ochieng, 6. Ronney Kola, 17. Brian Mose, 20. Kelvin Etemesi, 21. Yuto Kusaba, 23. Julius Ombacho, 27. Gilbert Abala, 31. Abuyeka Kubasu

Coach: Nicholas Muyoti

Cautions
AFC Leopards:
Nairobi City Stars: 12. Edwin Buliba (47), 8. Calvin Masawa-90+4-Red Card)

Goals
AFC Leopards: 21. Maxwell Otieno (47), 36. Kevin Kimani (72)
Nairobi City Stars:

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