December 4, 2022 Patrick Korir

MD3: Nairobi City Stars 1 FC Talanta 2

Nairobi City Stars players celebrate a goal against FC Talanta in the 34th and final game of the 2021/22 Premier League at Kasarani Annex on Sun 12 Jun 2022

An early Peter Opiyo penalty was not enough for Nairobi City Stars as FC Talanta scored two quickfire goals in the 63rd and 67th minutes through Gerson Likono and Castro Ogendo to win a match day three (MD3) 2022-23 FKF Premier League tie in Ruaraka on Sunday 4 December 2022.

Opiyo ran in the penalty awarded after striker Vincent Jamaica Otieno was brought down in the box within the first 30 seconds of the game.

Talanta turned the game around after substitute Likono squared a cheeky ball to the far post that bounced over Elvis Ochoro. Moments later, Ogendo sneaked between the stoppers to grab the second.

In the game, Rowland Makati, fielded as a right back, clocked his first full premier league game as keeper Elvis Ochoro grabbed only his second top-flight game.

Next up for Simba wa Nairobi is an away game to Posta Rangers in Thika on Sunday 11 December 2022 starting 3 pm.


Nairobi City Stars: 1. Elvis Ochoro, 26. Dennis Wanjala (28. Herit Mungai-28), 25. Kenedy Onyango, 12. Edwin Buliba, 14. Rowland Makati, 2. Elvis Noor Ojiambo, 10. Peter Opiyo (18. Clifford Ouma-79), 15. Newton Ochieng (30. Anthony Kimani-46), 21. Oliver Maloba (7. Daniel Odhiambo-74), 9. Vincent Otieno (32. Ezekiel Odera-74)

Unused subs: 16. Jacob Osano, 4. Elly Kessy Osotsi,

Out:  5. Timothy Muganda, 6. Ronney Kola,  7. Pius Omachi, 8. Calvin Masawa, 11. Andrew Kisilu, 20. Kelvin Etemesi,  23. Stephen Njunge, 31. Mohammed Bajaber

Coach: Nicholas Muyoti

FC Talanta: 1. Kevin Otieno, 2. Song Winstone, 6. Erick Lusaka, 17. Luis Masika, 5. Shela Mandela, 12. Castro Ogendo (21. December Kisaka-82), 7. Barrack Odhiambo (11. Angal Oporia-60), 18. Alex Lunganji (20. Vincent Otieno-60), 23. Brian Yakhama, 3. Dennis Oalo, 27. Michael Jairo (31. Georson Likono-60)

Unused subs: Jairus Adira, 22. George Ouma, 24. Morgan Owino

Coach: Ken Kenyatta


Nairobi City Stars: 10. Peter Opiyo -2 (pen)

FC Talanta: 31. Georson Likono (63), 12. Castro Ogendo (67)

Yellow cards

Nairobi City Stars: None

FC Talanta:7. Barrack Odhiambo (26)

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