July 14, 2021 Patrick Korir

Sanjin, City Stars come out tops after round 25

Nairobi City Stars bench celebrates one of two goals scored against host Ulinzi Stars at the ASK Showground, Nakuru on Sat 10 Jul 2021. City won the game 2-0

Following a quick 2-0 dispatch of home team Ulinzi Stars at the ASK Showground, Nakuru on Saturday 10 July 2021, Nairobi City Stars was voted as the team of the week at the close of Betking Premier League round 25 matches.

Simba wa Nairobi grabbed their goals inside ten minutes through Nicholas Kipkirui and Bolton Omwenga then went on to negate Ulinzi for the rest of the game to keep a clean sheet.

From the win, that ended two games of no triumph, City Stars was nominated in a class of four for the team of the week and came out tops.

It was the second such time that Simba wa Nairobi was named team of the week. The first was in late May after a clinical downing of Sofapaka 3-0 at Ruaraka.

Beyond the team award, head coach Sanjin Alagic was voted in as the best coach after seeing off three other coaches.

It was his third such recognition follwing similar ones after wins over Sofapaka and Kakamega Homeboyz in rounds 18 and 21, respectively.

In spite of being nominated in the two categories, City Stars did not have a player picked for voting at the end of round 25 matches.

Notwithstanding, Simba wa Nairobi had two players; stopper Wycliffe Otieno and leftback Bolton Omwenga – named the man of the match – in the team of the week.

m Ulinzi Stars a 2-0 beating at the ASK Showground on Saturday.

After the Ulinzi win, City Stars scaled up a position to sixth with 36 points from 24 registered games.

The team plays champions Gor Mahia in their next game on Saturday 17 July at Ruaraka starting at 3 pm.

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