February 4, 2024 Patrick Korir

MD20: Nairobi City Stars 0 Shabana 0

Andrew Kisilu takes on a Shabana player as City Stars hosted Shabana on Sun 4 Feb 2024 in Machakos during FKF Premier League matchday 20. It ended 0-0

Home team Nairobi City Stars earned a seventh clean sheet of the season after eking out a 0-0 draw against visiting Shabana FC during a matchday 20 FKF Premier League match held in Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos on Sunday 4 February 2024.

The result meant that Simba wa Nairobi would have to wait another day to pick a win over Shabana whom they last hosted in a home game exactly 18 years ago – on 4 February 2006 – at the City Stadium. That game ended 1-1.

The first leg tie between the two sides played in Homa Bay in October 2023, ended in a 2-2 draw during matchday seven.

It was a game of few chances but City Stars will, largely, have to thank keeper Edwin Mukolwe for his heroics for protecting the lines on several occasions.

The second half of the tie saw two red cards flashed; one to City Stars substitute Newton Ochieng who had barely been on the pitch for five minutes, and Shabana defender Prince Ayeko for an off-the-ball affray.

With a point earned City Stars moves to the 34-point mark but drops from the pre-weekend second spot to fourth following other matchday 20 results.

Up next for Simba wa Nairobi is an away trip to the Coast for a showdown against third-placed Bandari in Mbaraki on Saturday 10 February 2024.

Lineups

Nairobi City Stars: 1. Edwin Mukolwe, 14. Rowland Makati, 4. Timothy Ouma-captain, 15. Wycliffe Omondi, 26. Dennis Wanjala, 18. Clifford Ouma, 25. Brian Mzee (5. Newton Ochieng-58), 19. Vincent Owino, 22. Samuel Kapen (7. Pius Omachi-77 ), 11. Andrew Kisilu (3. Robinson Asenwa-58 ), 10. Dennis Oalo (*21. Yuto Kusaba-77 ),

*Kenyan Premier League debut

Unused subs: 2. Elvis Noor, 13. Elvis Ochoro, 17. Brian Mose, 24. Rogers Obusu, 32. Sosthenes Idah

Out: 8. Calvin Masawa, 9. Mohammed Bajaber, 12. Edwin Buliba, 20. Kelvin Etemesi, 23. Julius Ombacho, 27. Gilbert Abala, 31. Abuyeka Kubasu

Coach: Nicholas Muyoti

Shabana: 31. Mustapha Oduor, 17. Brian Magare, 32. Price Ayeko, 26. George Onyango-captain, 5. Bernard Otieno, 15. Mark Okola (28. Eugene Mukangula-78), 20. Vincent Nyabuto (24. Alvin Ochieng-71), 16. Justine Omwando, 18. Enock Agwanda, 7. Japhet Lihanda (27. Wycliffe Nthatha-78), 10. Brian Michira (9. Mathew Tegisi-57)

Unused subs: Frederick Odhiambo, Lameck, Christopher Raila, 14. Maneno Lamela, 35. Rogers Aloro

Coach: Sammy Pamzo Omolo

Cautions
Nairobi City Stars: 25. Brian Mzee (54), 5. Newton Ochieng (65-Red card), 7. Pius Omachi (90+)
Shabana: 32. Price Ayeko (65-Red card)

Goals
Nairobi City Stars: –
Shabana: –

City Stars, Shabana

Striker Dennis Oalo up against Shabana keeper Mustapha Oduor as City Stars hosted Shabana on Sun 4 Feb 2024 during FKF Premier League matchday 20. It ended 0-0

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