Debut Kenyan Premier League goals by Kelvin Etemesi – a brace – and another by Newton Ochieng led Nairobi City Stars to a 3-0 win over Mathare United, and a season double, during a match day 21 league game played at Kasarani Annex on Wednesday 29 March 2023.
We’re the kings of the slum after a superb performance from the boys
2 men down, no problem
We bag the maximum points here at Kasarani Annex
— Official Nairobi City Stars Fc (@NrbCityStars) March 29, 2023
Etemesi scored his maiden top flight goal in the 23rd minute then went on to complete his brace three minutes after the restart. Vincent Owino provided both assists.
Substitute Newton Ochieng slammed home his first ever premier league goal – and City Stars third – in the 86th minute after connecting well to a sure pass from newly acquired James Mazembe off a well worked counter attack. Mazembe, on loan from KCB, was making his debut for Simba wa Nairobi.
The win was the seventh for City Stars in 15 games across the last 19 years as host to Mathare United.
A blight in the game was when Owino and defender Edwin Buliba earned second yellow cards in the 71st and 73rd minutes, respectively, thereby given marching orders leaving City Stars with only nine men on the pitch.
With the win, City Stars swaps places with Mathare United to move a rank higher to the 15th spot with 20-points, one more than their Wednesday victims.
Next up is game 22 against KCB on Wednesday 5 April 2023 in Kasarani Annex starting 3 p.m.
Nairobi City Stars: 16. Jacob Osano, 28. Herit Mungai, 25. Kenedy Onyango,4. Salim Abdallah, 12. Edwin Buliba, 18. Clifford Ouma, 19. Vincent Owino, 11. Andrew Kisilu (21. *James Mazembe-62), 22. Samuel Kapen (15. Newton Ochieng-62), 20. Kelvin Etemesi (8. Calvin Masawa-74), 9. Dennis Oalo (2. Elvis Noor-81)
Unused subs: 23. Steve Njunge, 5. Timothy Muganda, 31. Mohammed Bajaber, 6. Ronney Kola, 24. Levis Okello
Out: 1. Elvis Ochoro, 7. Pius Omachi, 10. Peter Opiyo, 14. Rowland Makati, 26. Dennis Wanjala, 30. Anthony Kimani, 32. Ezekiel Odera
*City Stars debut
Coach: Nicholas Muyoti
Mathare United: 16. Brian Olang’o, 2. Fidel Otieno, 3. Norman Ogola, 26. Gideon Were, 28. John Kuol, 15. Derrick Ikholi (6.Godfrey Ochieng-62), 11. Daniel Otieno, 7. Curtis Wekesa, 10. Jumaan Khalid, 23. Elijah Mwanzia (14. Douglas Koech-62), 27. Baron Oketch (9. Adan Fuad-62)
Unused subs: 30. Bernard Jairo, 25. Tonny Odhiambo, 21. Saidi Musa, 12. Steve Kimari, 4. Geoffrey Shiveka, 5. Meshack Omukhulu,
Coach: Samuel Koko
Cautions (yellow cards)
Nairobi City Stars: Vincent Otieno (58,73-sendoff), 12. Edwin Buliba (29,71-sendoff), 4. Salim Abdallah (83)
Mathare United: –
Nairobi City Stars: 20. Kelvin Etemesi (22,47), 15. Netwon Ochieng (86)
Mathare United: –