January 14, 2023 Patrick

MD9: Sofapaka 1 Nairobi City Stars 2

Kisilu, City Stars

Nairobi City Stars came from behind to pick a 2-1 win over Sofapaka – the first triumph of the season – in an early kick-off in Kasarani on Saturday 14 January 2023 during a 2022-23 FKF Premier League matchday nine clash.

Substitute Andrew Kisilu was the toast for Simba wa Nairobi when he struck in the 78th minute for his first-ever topflight goal to end a streak of 13-winless games from last season.

His goal earned City Stars only their third win in eleven attempts while away to Sofapaka since the year 2009.

Kisilu was at the right place at the right time to bury a Samuel Kapen effort that Sofapaka keeper spilled his way.

His goal added on to an Ezekiel Odera first-half penalty goal that was earned after Kapen’s drive was handled in the box.

Odera’s goal, the first this season, canceled out a penalty by Rody Manga minutes earlier.

With the win, City Stars now improves to five points and up a place to the 16th spot. Next up is a game against KCB at Kasarani Annex on Wed 18 January 2023 starting 3.15 pm.


Sofapaka: 35: Kevin Omondi, 13. Brian Wepo, 20. Titus Achesa-captain, 6. David Nshirimana, 22. Ronack Otieno, 25. Samuel Olwande, 66. Sunday Ikekhai (3. Nixon Omondi-74), 10. Roy Okal (12. Maqbul Ochola-63), 11. Ambrose Sifuna (27. Geoffrey Ojunga-74), 17. Alex Imbusia (7. Baron Oketch-46), 9. Rody Manga (24. Ben Stanley Omondi-46)

Unused subs: 99. Simon Masaka, 40. David Otieno, 19. Jacob Onyango, 14. Lucky Musyoki, 77. Stephen Okola

Coach: David Ouma

Nairobi City Stars: 16. Jacob Osano, 8. Calvin Masawa, 6. Ronney Kola, 25. Kenedy Onyango, 28. Herit Mungai, 18. Clifford Ouma, 30. Anthony Kimani-captain, 31. Mohammed Bajaber (9. Vincent Otieno Okoth-69), 21. Oliver Maloba (2. Elvis Noor Ojiambo-83), 22. Samuel Kapen, 32. Ezekiel Odera (11. Andrew Kisilu-69)

Unused subs: 23. Stephen Njunge, 14. Rowland Makati, 4. Elly Kessy Osotsi, 26. Dennis Wanjala, 17. Daniel Odhiambo, 20. Kelvin Etemesi

Out: 1. Elvis Ochoro, 5. Timothy Muganda, 7. Pius Omachi,  10. Peter Opiyo, 12. Edwin Buliba, 15. Newton Ochieng

Coach: Nicholas Muyoti

Cautions (yellow cards)
Sofapaka: –
Nairobi City Stars: 25. Kenedy Onyango (16)

Sofapaka: 9. Rody Manga (21-Pen)
Nairobi City Stars: 32. Ezekiel Odera (26-Pen), 11. Andrew Kisilu (78)

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