Two goals within five minutes by Timothy Noor Ouma and Ezekiel Odera handed Nairobi City Stars a 2-1 win over Bandari during an FKF Premier League matchday 24 tie played at Ruaraka grounds on Saturday 2 April 2022.
The game had a nervy finish after Bandari grabbed what turned out to be a consolation in the 78th minute via a penalty by substitute Umaru Kasumba. The Ugandan forward was felled in the box after a touch from stopper Salim Abdalla.
Ouma activated the scoresheet with his fifth goal of the season in the 15th minute with a sublime freekick that beat keeper Moses Wanyika all the way. Stopper Lennox Ogutu won the freekick after being fouled soon after receiving a mid-pitch ball from Kevin Okumu.
In the 20th minute, Odera smacked home a low drive for his seventh goal of the season after completing Ouma’s cross that received a mild touch from skipper Anthony Muki Kimani.
The win turns around a 1-0 defeat to the same side in the previous round in Mombasa.
City Stars moved to the 41 point mark after the win but returned to third by end of the day after Tusker held KCB to a 1-1 draw at the same venue.
Next up for Simba wa Nairobi is a home game against Ulinzi Stars in Ruaraka on Sunday 10 April 2022 starting 3pm
Nairobi City Stars: 16. Jacob Osano, 28. Herit Mungai, 4. Salim Abdalla, 27. Lennox Ogutu, 19. Kevin Okumu, 18. Sven Yidah, 30. Anthony Kimani (3. Charles Otieno-73) 20. Timothy Ouma (5. Mike Madoya-81), 11. Davis Agesa (17. Nicholas Kipkirui-60), 21. Oliver Maloba (15. John Kamau-60), 32. Ezekiel Odera (24. Erick Ombija-81)
Unused subs: 23. Steve Njunge, 8. Calvin Masawa, 9. Vincent Otieno Okoth, 25. Kenedy Onyango
Out: 1. Elvis Ochoro, 2. Elvis Noor Ojiambo, 6. Ronney Kola, 7. Rodgers Okumu, 14. Rowland Makati, 22. Wycliffe Otieno, 26. Dennis Wanjala, 31. Mohammed Bajaber, 10. Peter Opiyo, 12. Edwin Buliba, 29. Augustine Kuta
Coach: Nicholas Muyoti
Bandari: 16. Michael Wanyika, 19. Felly Mulumba – Captain, 29. Andrew Juma, 2. Atariza Amai, 5. Siraj Mohammed (21. Abeid Mohammed-76), 30. Faraj Ominde, 8. Keegan Ndemi (14. Umaru Kasumba-46), 17. Danson Namasaka (20. Benjamin Mosha-46), 39. John Mwita, 6. Joseph Otieno (William Wadri-55), 40. Chris Ochieng (11. Darius Msagha-46)
Unused subs: 25. Joseph Ochuka, 4. Brian Odera, 15. Bernard Odhiambo, 12. Dennis Magige, 3. Bonface Mwangemi,
Coach: Anthony Kimani
Nairobi City Stars: 11. Davis Agesa (28), 27. Lennox Ogutu (33), 4. Salim Abdalla (42),
Bandari: 8. Keegan Ndemi (43)
Nairobi City Stars: 20. Timothy Ouma (15), 32. Ezekiel Odera (20)
Bandari: 14. Umaru Kasumba (78-Pen)