For the fourth time in eight premier league visits to Mombasa, Nairobi City Stars forced a point from host Bandari, after a 1-1 draw, during a round 24 tie played at Mbaraki on Sunday 4 Jul 2021.
Striker Erick Ombija bundled home a freekick from Peter Opiyo at the start of the second half to activate the scoresheet at Mbaraki.
City Stars take a point from Mbaraki ?⚪
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The hosts however assembled all their resources to force a penalty three minutes after the hour mark. William Wadri scored to level matters.
While it was a second straight draw for Bandari, following a barren draw against Champions Gor Mahia, it was a step up for Simba wa Nairobi following a 1-0 loss to Wazito in the previous game.
Though there was no collection of full spoils, coach Sanjin more than appreciates the single coastal point, as well as the opposition
“When you know the circumstances, I’m satisfied with the point. It’s a big point,”
“Bandari is a very good team, especially when they play home it’s hard against them,”
“The game was good, we had our chances, especially Kip’s header where he missed from just one meter away from goal,” added Sanjin
With the latest point, both Bandari and City Stars improved to 33 points to sit sixth and seventh on the 17-team log, respectively.
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Up next for City Stars is a game against Ulinzi Stars at the ASK Showground on Saturday 10 July 2021 starting 3 pm.