Home team Nzoia Sugar rallied to score an 83rd-minute goal by Joseph Mwangi to cancel out Anthony Muki Kimani’s opener at the half-hour mark in a matchday 18 FKF Premier League tie played on Sunday 13 February 2022 in Sudi Stadium, Nzoia.
⌛ | The hosts rally back to earn a point in Bungoma
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— Official Nairobi City Stars Fc (@NrbCityStars) February 13, 2022
Muki, returning to the squad after missing the last assignment against Kariobangi Sharks was at the right place to ram home a rebound from keeper Humphrey Katasi who failed to contain a Sven Yidah shot after he received a perfect ball in the box from Ezekiel Odera.
It was Muki’s fifth goal of the season that sees him tie Ezekiel Odera atop the Simba wa Nairobi score-chart.
Inside the last ten minutes, just when Simba wa Nairobi were planning to lock out the game, Mwangi received a long pass from newly recruited stopper Hamisi Salim to head home from close range for Nzoia to grab a share of the spoils.
Mwangi’s goal, the first-ever for Nzoia Sugar against City Stars in the premier league, came off one of the several raids initiated by the home side especially in the second half of the game.
Though denied all points in the first-ever visit to Sudi Stadium by the determined hosts, City Stars moved a spot up from third to second with 32 as Nzoia Sugar remained in 16th spot with an improved 12 points.
Nzoia United: 15. Humphrey Katasi, 30. Moses Mwale, 29. Vincent Mahiga, 5. Ian Karani, 4. Hamisi Salim, 13. Kevin Juma, 18. James Kibande (20. Felicien Okanda-54), 6. Bonface Kweyu, 21. Joseph Mwangi, 9. Lewis Okelo, 10. Beja Hassan
Subs: 39. Benson Mangala, 27. Kevin Maliachi, 28. Randy Bakari, 12. Dan Wafula, 32. Leonard Kasemebeli, 22. Alfred Emoni,
Coach: Salim Babu
Nairobi City Stars: 16. Jacob Osano, 8. Calvin Masawa – Captain, 12. Edwin Buliba, 4. Salim Abdalla, 26. Dennis Wanjala, 18. Sven Yidah, 10. Peter Opiyo, 30. Anthony Kimani (7. Rodgers Okumu-82), 20. Timothy Ouma (17. Nicholas Kipkirui-66), 11. Davis Agesa (21. Oliver Maloba-66), 21. Oliver Maloba, 32. Ezekiel Odera (2. Elvis Noor Ojiambo-82),
Unused subs: 23. Stephen Njunge, 28. Herit Mungai, 27. Lennox Ogutu, 5. Michael Madoya,
Out: 6. Ronney Kola, 24. Erick Ombija, 12. Edwin Buliba (all injured) 14. Rowland Makati, 1. Elvis Ochoro, 31. Mohammed Bajaber, 29. Augustine Kuta, 3. Charles Otieno, 19. Kevin Okumu, 9. Vincent Otieno Okoth, 22. Wycliffe Otieno,
Coach: Nicholas Muyoti
Nzoia Sugar: TBC
Nairobi City Stars: 25. Kenedy Onyango (47), 16. Jacob Osano, (76), 7. Rodgers Okumu (82)
Nzoia Sugar: 21. Joseph Mwangi (83)
Nairobi City Stars: 30. Anthony Muki Kimani (30)