Two goals, one by new signing Vincent Oti Owino and another by Mohammed Hamudi Bajaber sent Nairobi City Stars to a 2-1 win over home team Wazito FC in Muhoroni on Thursday 16 March 2023 during a matchday 20 FKF Premier League tie.
Owino, in his first start for Simba wa Nairobi, and just his second game since crossing over from FC Talanta rammed home a poorly cleared floater from Dennis Decha Wanjala past the Wazito keeper for the opener within the first five minutes of the second half.
Bajaber’s goal, scored on the day he turned 20 years old, came at the death when he towered over a defender to power in a header to finish off Newton Tony Ochieng’s cross from the right to hand City Stars all spoils.
“I’m glad to have scored my first goal in the Kenyan topflight,” said Bajaber before adding; “But I am even happier to have helped the team get the maximum three points in what was a vital win for our season.”
Owino, commonly known as Oti, said;
“It excites me to open my account at City Stars even before I fully settle in the team. I am particularly happy that the team went on to win. I believe that first goal is a sign of many more to come.” added Owino
In between the two goals, Wazito had pulled a goal back through Kelly Wesonga off a corner kick.
With three points from Wazito, City Stars improved to 17 points while maintaining the 16th spot in the 20-team log.