January 4, 2022 Patrick Korir

One change for year-opener against Leopards

Oliver Maloba celebrates his goal, the second for City Stars in the season opening 2-0 win over Nzoia Sugar FC at Narok Stadium on Sun 29 Nov 2020

In comes, Oliver Maloba and out goes Peter Pinchez Opiyo. That’s the only change from the squad that hit Gor Mahia 2-0 in the last FKF Premier League assignment as Nairobi City Stars strain their sights on AFC Leopards in Nyayo Stadium on Wednesday 5 January 2021.

Opiyo wore the armband in the last game against his former employer while Maloba was given a rest. Save for that change, the other 19-players retained their places in the squad.

Compared to the last team that took on Leopards last August in Ruaraka, and won 2-1, changes are five.

Bolton Omwenga, who has since left the club, and Wycliffe Otieno are not part of the defense as Elvis Noor Ojiambo misses out in midfield alongside strikers Vincent Otieno Okoth and Erick Ombija.

Their places have been filled up by left-back Dennis Decha Wanjala and former Leopard Salim Shitu Abdalla, Maloba, flyer Rodgers Okuse Okumu, and Michael Madoya.

20-man squad to face AFC Leopards

Goalkeepers: 16. Jacob Osano, 23. Stephen Njunge

Defenders: 26. Dennis Wanjala, 19. Kevin Okumu, 4. Salim Abdallah, 25. Kenedy Onyango, 8. Calvin Masawa, 28. Herit Mungai, 12. Edwin Buliba

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,

Strikers: 11. Davis Agesa, 32. Ezekiel Odera, 17. Nicholas Kipkirui,

Out: 22. Wycliffe Otieno, 6. Ronney Kola (all injured), 24. Erick Ombija, 1. Elvis Ochoro, 29. Ebrima Sanneh, 2. Elvis Noor Ojiambo, 27. Lennox Ogutu, 14. Rowland Makati, 9. Vincent Otieno Okoth, 10. Peter Opiyo

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