Nairobi City Stars midfielder Sven Yidah was named to the starting eleven at the close of round five Premier League games played on Wednesday 24 and Thursday 24th December 2020.
Sven was unaccompanied in the 18-man team of the week from Nairobi City Stars who managed a 1-1 draw with Vihiga United at Utalii grounds to head to new year placed fifth on the log.
In that game, Sven scored the leveler, a header in the 48th minute off an Oliver Maloba cross to cancel out David Simiyu’s opening goal in the 42nd minute.
He could have ended the game with a hat trick had his header off a Jimmy Bageya cross not bounced off the upright and another effort just weaved wide.
Sven was named in midfield alongside Jackson Dwang from Posta Rangers and Michael Mutinda of KCB.
KCB’s Jacob Okoth was named the best keeper in the week alongside his defender David Owino, Daniel Sakari of Kariobangi Shaks, Nzoia Sugar’s Gabriel Wandera and Ulinzi’s Bonface Andayi.
Derrick Otanga (KCB), Enosh Ochieng (Ulinzi) and Eric Kapaito (Kariobangi Sharks) complete the front row.
James Saruni (GK), Brian Birgen, Elvis Nandwa (All Ulinzi), Bernard Odhiambo, Yema Mwana (Bandari), Eric Gichimu (Bidco United) and Patrick Otieno (Kariobangi Sharks) completed the list of reserves.
In Week 4, City Stars center back Kenedy Vidic Onyango made it to the reserves of the team of the week.
In Week 3, where City Stars knocked out Bandari 2-0 at Kasarani, keeper Steve Njunge and center back Salim Shitu Abdalla were named to the team of the week.
In the same week Njunge was nominated as player of the year while head Coach Sanjin Alagic was nominated as coach of the week.
In week 1, skipper Anthony Kimani and Davis Agesa were in the team of the week as Oliver Maloba and keeper Steve Njunge made the bench.