December 14, 2021 Patrick Korir

‘Pinchez’ takes in Mathare United win

Mid kingpin Peter 'Pinchez' Opiyo celebrates one of his two goals against Mathare United on Sat 11 Dec 2021 in Ruaraka. City Stars won 2-0

Peter Pinchez Opiyo broke his duck this season with his first-ever brace in Nairobi City Stars colors that aided Simba wa Nairobi to a 2-0 win over Mathare United during an FKF Premier League matchday nine tie in Ruaraka on Saturday 11 December 2021.

Pinchez, City Stars top scorer last season with eight goals, smacked home a perfect freekick won by Ezekiel Odera in the 20th minute for the opener then doubled matters in the 36th minute with a low drive off a Nicholas Kipkirui feed.

“It’s great to have scored my first goals, but mostly for the win. We really needed it after two games without positive results,” said Pinchez who went on to clock his first full game of the season

Prior to the Mathare game, City Stars had gone down 2-1 to Kariobangi Sharks then forced to a 0-0 draw by Nzoia Sugar. Both games were played in Ruaraka.

Back in August this year, City Stars was taken down 2-0 by the same Mathare, at the same venue, but on Saturday it was a reversal of fortunes.

They fired the first salvo, winning two corners inside the first four minutes, but later on, let Simba wa Nairobi into the game.

“Mathare really started brightly,” attested Pinchez before adding; “They pinned us but somehow we struck first, and that gave us a great boost to chase the second. All in all, we are grateful for the win.”

Pinchez could have easily ended up with another goal in the game had one of his other freekicks not echoed off the upright at the half-hour mark. Sven Yidah pounced on the rebound to score but it was ruled out for offside.

With all spoils from the Saturday game, City Stars stayed in the top four after the weekend games with 17 points, one point off the leading trio.

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