A brace by Samuel Kapen – his first ever in the top flight – was not enough as City Stars went down 4-2 to Vihiga Bullets in Bukhungu Stadium, Kakamega, during a match day eight 2022-23 FKF Premier League tie on Sunday 8 January 2023.
Vihiga Bullets 4 – 2 Nairobi City Stars pic.twitter.com/fg5bX03Pwx
— Official Nairobi City Stars Fc (@NrbCityStars) January 8, 2023
Bullets led the tie 2-0 at halftime with a brace from Vincent Ogola. He added one more in the second half to complete his hat trick before his team crowned it with a fourth goal from Enock Masinza to lead 4-0.
Kapen then powered home a header off an Anthony Kimani freekick before finishing off a cross from Ezekiel Odera from the left at close range to end the tie at 4-2.
The Sunday loss was City Stars’ first against Bullets since their first meeting in 2019.
After the game, City Stars dropped to the 16th spot with two points after being pushed down by a position by Bullets.
Next up for Simba wa Nairobi is an away game to Sofapaka on Saturday 14 January 2023 in Kasarani Annex starting 3.15 pm.
Vihiga Bullets: 25. Elix Otieno, 16. Lonny Amadaya, 14. Lucas Waitere-captain, 10. Nicholas Masambi, 7. Frederick Ochieng, 17. Brian Okoth, 3. Thomas Omole, 4. Enock Masinza, 2. Nickson Kalwale, 5. Rajab Kagota, 13. Vincent Ogola
Subs: 1. Edgar Epiyayu, 6. Dennis Nandwa, 11. Haron Kibiwott, 12. Billy Otieno, 8. Patrick Okulo, 15. Jared Moses, 9. Silas Ogana
Coach: George Owoko
Nairobi City Stars: 23. Stephen Njunge, 8. Calvin Masawa, 6. Ronney Kola, 25. Kenedy Onyango, 26. Dennis Wanjala (28. Herit Mungai-46), 18. Clifford Ouma (17. Daniel Odhiambo-70), 10. Peter Opiyo (2. Elvis Noor-70), 11. Andrew Kisilu (21. Oliver Maloba-46), 30. Anthony Kimani, 22. Samuel Kapen, 9. Vincent Otieno (32. Ezekiel Odera-46)
Unused subs: 16. Jacob Osano, 14. Rowland Makati, 12. Edwin Buliba, 20. Kelvin Etemesi
Out: 1. Elvis Ochoro, 4. Elly Kessy Osotsi, 5. Timothy Muganda, 7. Pius Omachi, 15. Newton Ochieng, 31. Mohammed Bajaber
Coach: Nicholas Muyoti
Cautions (yellow cards)
Nairobi City Stars: 2. Elvis Noor, 6. Ronney Kola
Vihiga Bullets: 13. Vincent Ogola (x3), 4. Enock Masinza
Nairobi City Stars: 22. Samuel Kapen (x2)