A goal inside the first two minutes of the second half by Samuel Kapen and a leveler by Rody Manga in the 75thminute settled a Nairobi City Stars and Sofapaka at 1-1 during a matchday 19 FKF Premier League tie held in Ruaraka on Saturday 11 March 2023.
Kapen’s goal came after an Andrew Kisilu drive was punched back in play by keeper Simon Masaka. He fired with his outfoot to the roof of the net for his fifth goal of the season.
Manga’s goal was a header off a long-range float from Ben Stanley Omondi from.the right.
With a point, City Stars improved to 14 points to still hold on to position 16 as Sofapaka moved to the 22-point mark while remaining eleventh.
Nairobi City Stars: 16. Jacob Osano, 26. Dennis Wanjala, 25. Kenedy Onyango, 4. Salim Abdallah-captain 2, 12. Edwin Buliba, 18. Clifford Ouma, 11. Andrew Kisilu (15. Newton Ochieng-84), 30. Anthony Kimani-captain 1 (19. *Vincent Owino-80), 22. Samuel Kapen (20. Kelvin Etemesi-80), 9. *Dennis Oalo, 32. Ezekiel Odera (31. Mohammed Bajaber-80)
Unused subs: 2. Elvis Noor, 5. Timothy Muganda, 6. Ronny Kola, 23. Steve Njunge
Out: 7. Pius Omachi, 8. Calvin Masawa, 10. Peter Opiyo, 14. Rowland Makati
*City Stars debut
Coach: Nicholas Muyoti
Cautions (yellow cards)
Sofapaka: 24. Ben Stanley Omondi (89)
Nairobi City Stars: 9. Dennis Oalo (63), 26. Dennis Wanjala (69), 18. Clifford Ouma (74), 20. Kelvin Etemesi (89)
Sofapaka: 9. Rody Manga (75)
Nairobi City Stars: 22. Samuel Kapen (48)