Nairobi City Stars players have dedicated a record-breaking 3-0 win over FC Talanta registered during a matchday 17 tie in Ruaraka on Saturday 6 January 2024 to ailing forward Kelvin Etemesi.
Etemesi became sick during the December holidays and is yet to resume training this year.
According to team leader and skipper Calvin Masawa, the Saturday win, a record sixth on the trot for Simba wa Nairobi in 16 premier league seasons, goes to Etemesi.
“We dedicate the win to our jersey 20 Kelvin Etemesi who is currently sick. Our thoughts and prayers are with him,”
“As he recuperates, we want him to know he is part of us at Simba wa Nairobi, and when he is not with us we will share our earned achievements with him. We wish him a quick recovery.” said Masawa
— Official Nairobi City Stars Fc (@NrbCityStars) January 6, 2024
During the game, a first-half goal by Mohammed Bajaber, and two others in the second-half by Robinson Asenwa and Samuel Kapen handed Simba wa Nairobi the first-ever home win over their stubborn foes in three attempts.
The team matched that streak in December 2023 after seeing off Kakamega Homeboyz 1-0 in matchday 16, in what was the year-ender.
That was broken in the year-opener on Saturday in Ruaraka with the convincing 3-0 win over FC Talanta.