Early second-half goals by Kelvin Etemesi and Samuel Kapen – their seventh goals of the season – were enough to lead Nairobi City Stars to a 2-1 win over Kariobangi Sharks in Kasarani Annex on Saturday 22 April 2023 during a matchday 26 FKF Premier League tie.
Etemesi activated the scoresheet in the 57th minute after getting to the end of a quick freekick by James Mazembe with a lob over keeper Peter Ouru.
Kapen doubled the scores in the 66th minute with a header off a Dennis Oalo cross from the right.
Sharks pulled one back in the 84th minute through substitute Patrick Ngunyi.
With the win, City Stars moved to the 26-point mark, but maintained position 15 after the full set of games on Saturday, as Sharks stayed eleventh with 33 points.
Next up for Simba wa Nairobi is a matchday 27 tie against Kakamega Homeboyz in the same Annex on Wed 26 April 2023 starting at 1 p.m.
Nairobi City Stars: 23. Steve Njunge, 25. Kenedy Onyango-captain, 5. Timothy Muganda, 26. Dennis Wanjala, 18. Clifford Ouma, 19. Vincent Owino (30. Anthony Kimani-90+), 11. Andrew Kisilu (21. James Mazembe-51), 22. Samuel Kapen (15. Newton Ochieng-80), 9. Dennis Oalo (2. Elvis Noor-80), 20. Kelvin Etemesi (32. Ezekiel Odera-80),
Unused subs: 8. Calvin Masawa, 14. Rowland Makati, 16. Jacob Osano, 31. Mohammed Bajaber
Kariobangi Sharks: Kevin Ouru, 11. Geoffrey Onyango, 4. Collins Obanda, Timothy Ekhavi, Frederick Alushula, 5. Isac Wasambo, 15. Biron Otieno, 23. Keith Imbai, 21. Leon Otieno, 18. Tyson Otieno, 10. Fortune Omoto
Unused subs: 40. Sebastian Wekesa (GK), 6. Biko Omolo, 13. Kevin Musamali, 29. Zablon Kutera, 17. Sigmunn Maina, 12. Humphrey Aroko, 7. Shariff Musa, 28. Patrick Ngunyi, 19. Paul Odhiambo
Coach: William Muluya
Cautions (yellow cards)
Nairobi City Stars: 18. Clifford Ouma (90), 23. Steve Njunge (88)
Kariobangi Sharks: 11. Geoffrey Onyango (27)
Nairobi City Stars: 20. Kelvin Etemesi (57), Samuel Kapen (66)
Kariobangi Sharks: Patrick Ngunyi (84)