Debut goals Vincent Owino and Mohammed Bajaber saw Nairobi City Stars register a 2-1 win over Wazito in a matchday 20 FKF Premier League match played at Muhoroni Stadium on Thursday 16 March 2023.
Owino, in just his first start, and second game at City Stars, slammed home the opener inside the first seven minutes of the second half.
Owino got to the end of a poorly cleared ball that had been driven to the box by left back Dennis Wanjala.
Wazito drew level in the 84th minute through Kelvin Wesonga who bundled home a corner.
But right at the death, birthday boy Mohammed Bajaber, celebrating his 20th birthday, headed home a sure Owino delivery for his maiden top-flight goal to hand City Stars their fourth win of the season, and a double over Wazito.
City Stars are now up to 17 points in 20 games but remain 16th with a six-point buffer over the same Wazito who are 17th.
Next up for City Stars is a home game against Mathare United on Wed 29 March 2023 in Ruaraka.
Wazito FC: 39. Ezekiel Owade, 50. Griffins Miheso, 7. Mohammed Yusuf, 35. Kelvin Wesonga, 5. Fred Waguda, 27. Ibrahim Ochieng, 10. Robert Onyango, 32. Dennis Amadire ( 31. Isham Mwendo-62), 29. Collins Neto, 18. Shone Ouma, 11. Samuel Adebowale (19. Vincent Otieno-62)
Unused subs: 34. Churchill Oluoch, 12. David Oluoch, 28. Clinton Bulimo, 26. Seth Ochieng, 38. Drenan Momanyi
Coach: Charles Odero
Nairobi City Stars: 16. Jacob Osano, 25. Dennis Wanjala, 25. Kenedy Onyango, 4. Salim Abdallah, 12. Edwin Buliba, 18. Clifford Ouma (2. Elvis Noor-70), 19. Vincent Owino, 11. Andrew Kisilu (15. Newton Ochieng-70), 22. Samuel Kapen (6. Ronney Kola-88), 20. Kelvin Etemesi (31. Mohammed Bajaber-73) , 9. Dennis Oalo
Unused subs: 1. Elvis Ochoro, 5. Timothy Muganda, 8. Calvin Masawa, 23. Steve Njunge, 28. Herit Mungai
Out: 7. Pius Omachi, 10. Peter Opiyo, 14. Rowland Makati, 30. Anthony Kimani, 32. Ezekiel Odera
Wazito FC: –
Nairobi City Stars: 9. Dennis Oalo (67)
Wazito FC: 35. Kelvin Wesonga (84)
Nairobi City Stars: 19. Vincent Owino (52), 31. Mohammed Bajaber (89