February 19, 2022 Patrick Korir

Muki, Odera top Babu in scoring

Midfielder Timothy Ouma celebrates with scorer Ezekiel Odera celebrates a 53rd minute goal that handed Nairobi City Stars a 1-0 win over Tusker on Fri 30 July 2021 in Ruaraka

With five goals each, midfielder Anthony Muki Kimani and forward Ezekiel Odera are atop the Nairobi City Stars scorer’s board at the conclusion of 18 games in the 2021/22 FKF Premier League season.

The two experienced players lead teenager Timothy Babu Ouma who follows closely with four goals.

With five goals so far, Muki and Odera have improved on their haul of four goals they each scored last season.

Odera was the first player at Simba wa Nairobi player to hit the five-goal mark this season with his lone goal that handed City Stars all spoils against Kariobangi Sharks in early February at Kasarani Annex.

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That goal saw Odera surpass the four goals that made him a top scorer for the club in the 2016 season, and his tally in the 2020/21 season.

Muki caught up with Odera in the next fixture against Nzoia United during a historic first visit to Sudi Stadium, a game that ended 1-1.

Beyond the trio of Muki, Odera, and Babu who account for half the goals scored, are Rodgers Okuse Okumu, Erick Jibaba Ombija, Sven Yidah and Peter Picnhez Opiyo who have scored two goals each.

Erick Ombija, City Stars

Erick Ombija in full celebration, and hugged by Timothy Ouma, following his goal against Bidco United at the Thika Stadium on Sun 24 Oct 2021. City Stars won the game 2-0

Opiyo stands out as the only City Stars player to have scored a brace this season, which delivered a 2-0 win over Mathare United in December in Ruaraka.

Stoppers Salim Shitu Abdalla and Kenedy Vidic Onyango have a goal each, the same as midfielder Oliver Maloba, forwards Nicholas Kipchabet Kipkirui, Vincent Jamaica Otieno, and Davis Beast Agesa.

Summary of goal scorers

5 – Anthony Muki Kimani, Ezekiel Odera
4 – Timothy Babu Ouma
2 – Peter Opiyo, Sven Yidah, Erick Ombija, Rodgers Okumu
1 – Salim Abdalla, Kenedy Onyango, Oliver Maloba, Nicholas Kipkirui, Vincent Otieno & Davis Agesa

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