January 7, 2022 Patrick Korir

Ombija returns for Talanta showdown

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

Forward Erick Ombija, midfielder Peter Opiyo, and stopper Lennox Ogutu are the three notable changes as Nairobi City Stars plot for FC Talanta at Kasarani Annex on Saturday 8 January 2021 starting 3 pm.

The three are in for the historic game, a first-ever in the premier league against the promoted FC Talanta, after taking up the places of Nicholas Kipkirui, Kenedy Onyango, and Davis Agesa who all featured in the last game against AFC Leopards.

Both Kipkirui and Onyango picked up injuries in that game while Agesa takes a rest after featuring in the last eleven straight games.

Ombija, carrying a goal and two assists from the first five games of the season, last featured in the league for City Stars since the game against Posta Rangers in Thika at the end of October 2020.

He was forced to miss out on the last seven games due to injury and sickness.

Ogutu is back in the 20-man squad after skipping the last two games against Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards while Opiyo is back after only sitting out the last game.

20-man squad to face AFC Leopards

Goalkeepers: 16. Jacob Osano, 23. Stephen Njunge

Defenders: 26. Dennis Wanjala, 19. Kevin Okumu, 4. Salim Abdallah, 8. Calvin Masawa, 28. Herit Mungai, 12. Edwin Buliba, 27. Lennox Ogutu,

Midfielders: 30. Anthony Kimani-captain, 20. Timothy Ouma, 18. Sven Yidah, 3. Charles Otieno, 7. Rodgers Okumu, 21. Oliver Maloba, 5. Michael Madoya, 15. John Kamau, 10. Peter Opiyo,

Strikers: 32. Ezekiel Odera, 24. Erick Ombija,

Out: 22. Wycliffe Otieno, 6. Ronney Kola, 1. Elvis Ochoro, 29. Ebrima Sanneh, 2. Elvis Noor Ojiambo, 25. Kenedy Onyango, 14. Rowland Makati, 9. Vincent Otieno Okoth, 17. Nicholas Kipkirui, 11. Davis Agesa,

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