Two second-half goals by Nicholas Kipkirui and Erick Ombija handed ‘hosts’ Nairobi City Stars a 2-0 win over ‘visiting’ Bidco United a the Thika Stadium on Sunday 24 October 2021 in a fourth-round 2021/22 FKF Premier League tie.
The win sent Simba wa Nairobi top of the table with nine points ahead.
— Official Nairobi City Stars Fc (@NrbCityStars) October 24, 2021
Speaking after the game, Nairobi City Stars coach Nicholas Muyoti said it was a game of two halves; one where the team didn’t click, and the other where the team’s will to win took precedence.
“We were not in it in the first half. We didn’t settle and Bidco had the most of the ball. The beauty is that we didn’t concede and that helped turn around the game,”
“At half time I told the boys that the team that played in the first half was not City Stars. My instructions were simple; play as City Stars in the second half. And that was the difference in the game.” added Muyoti
Kipkirui got to the end of a freekick by teenage sensation Timothy Babu Ouma in the 57th minute to activate the scoresheets in Thika, opening his account this season.
— FKF Premier League (@Officialfkfpl) October 24, 2021
Ombija, moments after coming on, got to the end of a Kipkirui delivery to double matters with a tap at the far post.
After taking down Bidco United to avenge a 2-1 league loss back in July, Simba wa Nairobi can now train their guns on Posta Rangers whom they visit on Saturday 30 October.