October 29, 2023 Patrick

MD8: Nairobi City Stars 1 KCB 4

Edwin Buliba vs Nicholas Kipkirui as Nairobi City Stars hosted KCB in Kasarani Annex on Sun 29 Oct 2023

Kelvin Etemesi’s first-half goal turned out to be a consolation as Nairobi City Stars went down 4-1 to KCB in an eighth-round 2023/24 FKF Premier League tie played in Kasarani Annex on Sunday 29 October 2023.

Nicholas Kipkirui and Haniff Wesonga headers in the 11 and 19th minutes gave the visitors the lead before Etemesi halved the deficit a minute after the half-hour mark with his third goal of the season.

Francis Kahiro and substitute Danson Namasaka – later red-carded – scored in the 57th and 72nd minutes to wrap the game.

With the result, City Stars dropped to 12th in the standings with nine points as KCB improved to third place with a six-point buffer.

Next up for Simba wa Nairobi is an away trip to Muranga SEAL on Wednesday 1 November 2023 at St. Sebastian Park starting at 3 p.m.

Lineups

Nairobi City Stars: 1. Edwin Mukolwe, 12. Edwin Buliba, 15. Wycliffe Omondi (30. Rowland Makati-60), 32. Sosthenes Idah, 1 , 25. Brian Mzee, 19. Vincent Owino (27. Gilbert Abala-89), 10. Dennis Oalo-captain, 22. Samuel Kapen (3. Robinson Asenwa-60), 11. Andrew Kisilu (9. Mohammed Bajaber-45), 20. Kelvin Etemesi

Unused subs: 4. Timothy Muganda, 8. Calvin Masawa, 13. Elvis Ochoro, 17. Brian Mose, 18. Clifford Ouma

Out: 2. Elvis Noor, 5. Newton Ochieng, 6. Ronney Kola, 7. Pius Omachi, 21. Yuto Kusaba, 23. Julius Ombacho, 31. Abuyeka Kubasu.

Coach: Nicholas Muyoti

KCB: 22. Gabriel Andika, 27. Kevin Okumu (Nahashon Wekesa-80), 26. Erickson Mulu, 13. Haniff Wesonga, 5. Nashon Nanyendo, 12. Apollo Otieno, 28. Stephen Etyang (2. Rama Mwenda-80), 19. Brian Ochieng, 9. Francis Kahiro (James Mazembe-66), 15. Derrick Otieno (Danson Namasaka-66), 11. Nicholas Kipkirui (Derrick Otanga-90)

Unused subs: Brian Opiyo, Bixentte Otieno, Herit Mungai, Bernard Odhiambo,

Coach: Bernard Mwalala

Yellow cards
Nairobi City Stars: 32. Sosthenes Idah (87)
KCB: 9. Francis Kahiro (55), Danson Namasaka (72,75-Red), 11. Nicholas Kipkirui (87)

Goals
Nairobi City Stars: 20. Kelvin Etemesi (31)
KCB: 11. Nicholas Kipkirui (11), 13. Haniff Wesonga (19), 9. Francis Kahiro (57), Danson Namasaka (72)

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