Two goals in a span of five second half minutes handed Nairobi City Stars a 2-1 win over title challengers Nairobi Stima at the Karuturi grounds during a National Super League (NSL) round nine tie on Wednesday 16 Oct 2019.
The two goals came off left back Wesley Onguso who sent home a long range free kick in the 54th minute and Davis Agesa who raced from the half line after a miscued clearance by a Stima defender to burry home the second inside the near post.
The two were locked in a barren draw at the half but the tide changed into the second half after Stima’s centre back Shela Mandela was handed his marching orders following a second yellow card. Minutes later they were 2-0 down under the falling and continuous Naivasha rain.
The hosts however put some credibility on the score line after City Stars off season target Victor Omune Ochami grabbed one back with a minute to spare on the clock.
After collecting all spoils in the top of the table clash at Old Trafford, City Stars raced to the 25 points mark to stay top of the 20-team standings as Stima dropped to fourth with 17 points.
Nairobi Stima: 30. Jacob Osano, 15. Brian Odhiambo, 23. Levian Ochieng, 5. Shela Mandela, 25. Joseph Shikokoti, 18. Frederick Ojwang, 14. Adam Said, 6. Moses Ouma, 19. Victor Ochami, 21. Douglas Mokaya, 13. Caleb Olilo
Subs: 1. Iddi Mohammad, 8. Shadrack Andale, 12. Francis Oduor, 36. Dennis Alwala, 4. Paul Kisige, 17. Victor Kamana, 24. Alvin Mangéni
Nairobi City Stars: 23. Levis Opiyo, 5. Wesley Onguso, 4. Salim Abdalla, 22. Wycliffe Otieno, 17. Noah Abich (28. Kevin Okumu), 3. Charles Otieno, 30. Antony Kimani (Captain), 25. David Gateri, 17. Davis Agesa, 21. Oliver Maloba, 29. Ebrima Sanneh
Coach: Leonard Odipo
Subs: 1. Ronny Kagunzi, 24. Cornelius Mwangi, 2. Elvis Ojiambo, 16. Vincent Otieno, 12. Eric Ochieng, 8. Jimmy Bageya, 8. Calvins Masawa
Coach: Sanjin Alagic