Mount Kenya United denied Simba wa Nairobi an eighth straight win of the season after forcing a 1-1 draw in a match 11 clash played at Camp Toyoyo on Sunday 27 October 2019.
The goals came at the extreme ends of the first half to settle the tie watched by a size-able crowd at Jericho.
Jimmy Bageya was first on the score sheet inside the first minute after slamming home from the edge of the box off off a long range throw in by Wesley Onguso that was cleared by the defense to his path.
At the stroke of first half, City Stars back line gave away a penalty that John ‘Softie’ Ndirangu hit home for the leveler.
City Stars will rue missed chances in the second half that could have seen them kill off the game.
The game saw keeper Ronny Kagunzi start in between the posts ahead of regular Levis Opiyo was forced to rest following a nasty collision with the posts in the previous game against Fortune Sacco at Hope Centre. Kagunzi’s understudy Vincent Khatili was brought to the bench for the first time this season.
Regulars Ebrima Sanneh, Kevin Okumu and Oliver Maloba started off bench as Vincent Otieno, Noah Abich and Davis Agesa took their starting berths as Edwin Buliba and Elvis Ojiambo returned to the bench.
Mt. Kenya United: 22. Adisa Zamu, 13. Boniface Kimani, 15. Bernard Omoii, 6. Bernard Odhiambo, 4. Harun Nyakha, 5. Edwin Wanjala, 3. Ali Musa, 12. Innocent Babu, 10. Erick Kipkirui, 11. John Ndirangu, 9. Hussein Puzo
Subs: 1. Alex Kakindu, 14. Francis Imbaya, 17. Samson Ndegwa, 16. Ndiwa Kevin, 7. Oreso Kevin, 2. Ndungu Kevin, 8. Masakidi Clement
Coach: Francis Mwangi
Nairobi City Stars: 1. Ronny Kagunzi, 5. Wesley Onguso, 4. Salim Abdalla, 22. Wycliffe Otieno, 17. Noah Abich (28. Kevin Okumu), 3. Charles Otieno, 30. Antony Kimani (Captain), 25. David Gateri, 18. Jimmy Bageya, 17. Davis Agesa (21. Oliver Maloba), 16. Vincent Otieno (29. Ebrima Sanneh)
Unused subs: 27. Vincent Khatili (keeper), 2. Elvis Ojiambo, 12. Edwin Buliba, 10. Nahashon Thiongo
Yellow cards; Wesley Onguso
Goals & Assists; 18. Jimmy Bageya – 1′ (5. Wesley Onguso)
MVP; 11. Davis Agesa
Coach: Sanjin Alagic