April 9, 2023 Patrick

MD23: Nairobi City Stars 2 Posta Rangers 3

Newton Ochieng in action against Posta Rangers keeper Kelvin Omondi during an FKF matchday 23 tie at Police Sacco Stadium on Sun 9 April 2023. Posta won it 3-2

Second-half substitute Kelvin Etemesi’s quickfire brace proved not enough for Nairobi City Stars as the team went down 3-2 to Posta Rangers in a historic matchday 23 FKF Premier League tie played at the Police Sacco Stadium on Sunday 9 April 2023.

Etemesi’s two goals in a five minutes blitz, the first in the 51st minute, canceled out a first-half brace by Brian Marita to tie the game at 2-2. Etemesi had replaced striker Levis Okello, who was making his first start alongside James Mazembe, at the onset of the second half.

In spite of that recovery, a long-range shot by Titus Echesa in the 79th minute, off a corner kick, slid off the far post to hand Posta Rangers the 3-2 win.

From the Sunday result, Simba wa Nairobi remains 16th on the log with 20 points as Posta moved to the tenth spot with 31 points.

Next up for Simba wa Nairobi is an away game against Kenya Police at the same Police Sacco Stadium on Wednesday 12 April 2023 starting at 3 p.m.

Lineups

Nairobi City Stars: 16. Jacob Osano, 28. Herit Mungai, 25. Kenedy Onyango, 4. Salim Abdallah, 8. Calvin Masawa-Captain, 19. Vincent Owino, 2. Elvis Noor Ojiambo (30. Anthony Kimani-46), 21. James Mazembe (15. Newton Ochieng-46), 22. Samuel Kapen, 9. Dennis Oalo (32. Ezekiel Odera-77), 29. Levis Okello (20. Kelvin Etemesi-46)

Unused subs:1. Elvis Ochoro, 6. Ronney Kola, 11. Andrew Kisilu, 12. Edwin Buliba, 25. Dennis Wanjala,

Out: 1. Elvis Ochoro, 5. Timothy Muganda, 7. Pius Omachi, 10. Peter Opiyo, 12. Edwin Buliba, 17. Abuyeka Okubasu, 19. Vincent Owino, 21. James Mazembe

Out: 5. Timothy Muganda, 7. Pius Omachi, 10. Peter Opiyo, 14. Rowland Makati, 17. Abuyeka Kubasu, 18. Clifford Ouma, 23. Stephen Njunge, 31. Mohammed Bajaber

Coach: Nicholas Muyoti

Posta Rangers: 34. Kelvin Opiyo, 25. Elvis Osok, 3. Titus Achesa, 17. Bernard Ondiek, 22. Kennedy Odhiambo, 40. Dinken Mwema, 4. Vincent Wasambo (12. Geoffrey Ojunga-84), 41. Caleb Olilo (7. Patrick Otieno-62), 39. Brian Marita (66. Erick Kipkirui-84), 14. Timothy Otieno (23. Brian Otieno-62), 10. Jackson Dwang (6. Cavin Odongo-62),

Unused subs: 2. Kennedy Ochieng, 5. Faustine Samaki, 21. Brandon Obiero, 26. Sammy Imbuye

Coach: John Kamau

Cautions
Nairobi City Stars: 30. Anthony Kimani (76), 22. Samuel Kapen (81)
Posta Rangers: 25. Elvis Osok (66), 23. Brian Otieno (76)

Goals
Nairobi City Stars: 20. Kelvin Etemesi (51,56)
Posta Rangers: 39. Brian Marita (11,29). 30. Titus Achesa (79)

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