July 30, 2021 Patrick Korir

Odera goal brings down Tusker

Striker Ezekiel Odera celebrates his 53rd minute goal that handed Nairobi City Stars a 1-0 win over Tusker on Fri 30 July 2021 in Ruaraka

Nairobi City Stars hit log leaders Tusker FC 1-0 at their own backyard in Ruaraka on Friday 30 July 2021 during a round 29 Betking Premier League game to snap a three-game winless run.

Odera got to the end of a perfect Timothy Noor Ouma pass in the 53rd minute to steal right back Eric Ambunya’s short header towards keeper Emery Mvuyekure to fire a slow ball that went all the way past the line.

With the win, Simba wa Nairobi shot up from the ninth spot to fifth with a new haul of 41 points. Despite the loss, Tusker stays top with 55 points.

Next up for City Stars is a round 30 clash against AFC Leopards at the same Ruaraka grounds starting 3.15 pm.

Lineups

Tusker: 20. Emery Mvuyekure (GK), 26. Erick Ambunya, 23. Sammy Miseh (Hillary Wandera-56), 40. Eugene Asike (Captain), 15. Rodgers Aloro, 30. Humphrey Mieno, 4. Apollo Otieno (14. Faraj Ominde-68), 16. Jackson Macharia (25. Kevin Okoth-56), 12. Cristopher Ochieng (7. Erick Zakayo-56), 17. Chrispinus Onyango (24. Luke Namanda-56), 21. Brian Marita

Unused subs: 29. Michael Wanjala, 2. Vincent Ngesa, 19. Jimmy Mbugua, 5. Michael Madoya

Coach: Robert Matano

Nairobi City Stars: 23. Steve Njunge, 19. Kevin Okumu, 22. Wyclife Otieno, 25. Kenedy Onyango, 26. Bolton Omwenga, 2. Elvis Noor Ojiambo, 30. Anthony Kimani (Captain), 20. Timothy Ouma, 17. Nicholas Kipkirui (3. Charles Otieno-89) , 32. Ezekiel Odera (28. Herit Mungai-79) 11. Davis Agesa (24. Erick Ombija-73),

Unsused subs: 16. Jacob Osano, 8. Calvin Masawa, 12. Edwin Buliba, 15. John Kamau, 9. Vincent Okoth

Coach: John Amboko

Yellow cards

Tusker: 15. Rodgers Aloro (55), 17. Chrispinus Onyango (57), Kevin Okoth (86),
Nairobi City Stars: 32. Ezekiel Odera (59), 22. Wycliffe Otieno (69), 23. Steve Njunge (71)

Odera, Tusker, City Stars

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

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