Matchday 20 in the 2023/24 FKF Premier in Bukhungu ended in a 2-0 defeat for visiting Nairobi City Stars at the hands of AFC Leopards on Sunday 22 January 2024.
Two second half goals by Leopards on that day ended Simba wa Nairobi’s seven-game winning streak.
Worse still, City Stars ended the game a man less after skipper Calvin Masawa was slapped with a straight red card for a last man challenge on an AFC Leopards breakaway forward.
The captain is sent off for denying an opponent an open goal scoring opportunity
AFC 2-0 NCS#SimbaWaNairobi
— Official Nairobi City Stars Fc (@NrbCityStars) January 21, 2024
It was his first such card since landing at City Stars in the year 2011.
“I had a clean bill since joining the premier league. Never before did I receive a red card. Now this has flawed my record,”
“It’s happened, and there’s nothing much I can do about it though I didn’t feel the incident deserve that kind of punishment,”
With the card, Masawa will sit out the next two games against Shabana and Bandari in the next two weekends.