September 24, 2023 Patrick

MD4: Nairobi City Stars 2 Nzoia Sugar 1


Two early second-half goals by Kelvin Etemesi and Rowland Makati saw Nairobi City Stars overturn a 1-0 first-half loss to see off Nzoia Sugar 2-1 in Ruaraka in a matchday four tie played in Ruaraka on Sunday 24 September 2023.

Against the run of play, Nzoia Sugar opened the scores in the eighth minute through Emmanuel Osoro who fired from atop the box off an Obed Khakina cross from the right wing.

Three minutes after the restart it was all square after Etemesi met Samuel Kapen’s quick throw ball to lob the Nzoia goalie from a tight angle.

A minute after added time it was 2-1 after Etemesi earned a penalty. Kapen took it but the keeper had a save to it but Makati was quick on the rebound to score his maiden topflight goal. It eventually earned him an MVP accolade.

That goal eventually earned Simba wa Nairobi the first season win which moved the team to five points, and tenth on on the 18-team log.

Next up for City Stars is an away game against Sofapaka on Saturday 30 September 2023.


Nairobi City Stars: 1. *Edwin Mukolwe, 26. Dennis Wanjala, 15. Wycliffe Omondi, 32. Sosthenes Idah, 30. Rowland Makati, 25. Brian Mzee (16. Elvis Noor-85), 19. Vincent Owino, 10. Dennis Oalo-captain, 11. Andrew Kisilu, (5. Newton Ochieng-70), 22. Samuel Kapen (27. Gilbert Abala-70), 20. Kelvin Etemesi (17. Brian Mose-85)

Unused subs: 8. Calvin Masawa, 9. Mohammed Bajaber, 13. Elvis Ochoro, 18. Clifford Ouma, 31. Abuyeka Kubasu

Nzoia Sugar: 15. Bernard Onunga, 7. Elisha Wekesa, 21. Dimples Omamo, 6. Salim Murunga,17. Emmanuel Esekon, 12. Daniel Wafula (27. Joseph Wafula-64), 32. Noah Wafula (20. Victor Maliachi-64), 8. Harun Thomas-Captain, 14. Obed Khakina (9. Joseph Oyugi-75), 24. Ian Simiyu (10. Victor Haki-64), 22. Emmanuel Osoro (11. Mohammed Barisa-75)

Unused subs: 39. Fred Shiundu, 3. Brian Wepo, 25. Aineah Ndete,

Coach: Godfrey Oduor

Nairobi City Stars: 25. Brian Mzee (70), 1. Edwin Mukolwe (86), 16. Elvis Noor (89),
Nzoia Sugar:

Nairobi City Stars: 20. Kelvin Etemesi (48), 30. Rowland Makati (62)
Nzoia Sugar: 22. Emmanuel Osoro (8)

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