A 19th-minute penalty by Vincent Owino, and added time goal by Ezekiel Odera fell short of four goals scored by home team Kenya Police for Nairobi City Stars to go down 4-2 at the Police Sacco Stadium during a matchday 24 FKF Premier League tie.
Derrick Otanga opened the scores for Police in the 13th minute for a lead that lasted only six minutes as Simba wa Nairobi canceled it out with Owino’s penalty earned after Kelvin Etemesi had been brought down in the box.
Substitute Elvis Rupia slammed home an uncleared ball in the 48th minute, and added a penalty in the 66th minute, to top up on Clifton Miheso’s 62nd-minute goal for a 4-1 lead.
Substitute Odera then halved the deficit with a cool finish in the second minute of added time to add respectability to the scoreline.
With the latest result, City Stars remain 16th on the log as Kenya Police – hosting City Stars for the first time in a year-and-a-half – went a position up to fifth with 40 points.
Next up for City Stars is a home game against Vihiga Bullets on Sunday 16 April 2023 in Kasarani Annex starting at 1 p.m.
Kenya Police: 35. Job Ochieng, 17. Alvin Mangeni (23. Cliffton Miheso-46), 44. David Ochieng, 18. Haron Shakava, 66. Abud Omar, 12. Charles Ouma, 6. Marvin Nabwire (2. Daniel Kakai-86), 9. David Okoth (4. Eric Juma-46), 10. Duke Abuya, 15. David Simiyu (39. Elvis Rupia-46), 11. Derrick Otanga
Unused subs: 31. Reuben Juma, 3. Soita Silicho, 20. Nasri Yusuf, 26. David Ambulu, 24. Lesley Owino, 33. Kelvin Mwaura, 19. Reagan Otieno,
Coach: Francis Baraza
Nairobi City Stars: 16. Jacob Osano, 26.Dennis Wanjala, 12. Edwin Buliba, 25. Kenedy Onyango, 4. Salim Abdallah, 18. Clifford Ouma (31. Mohammed Bajaber-79), 19. Vincent Owino, 15. Newton Ochieng (21. James Mazembe-66), 22. Kelvin Etemesi, 9. Dennis Oalo (30. Anthony Kimani-66), 20. Kelvin Etemesi (11. Andrew Kisilu-79)
Unused subs: Steve Njunge, 8. Calvin Masawa, 2. Elvis Noor, 28. Herit Mungai,
Coach: Nicholas Muyoti
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Kenya Police:66. Abud Omar (44)
Nairobi City Stars: 25. Kenedy Onyango (65), 4. Salim Abdallah (81)
Kenya Police:11. Derrick Otanga (13), 39. Elvis Rupia (48,66-pen), 23. Cliffton Miheso (62)
Nairobi City Stars: 19. Vincent Owino (19-Pen), 32. Ezekiel Odera (90+2)