A header from stopper Salim Shitu Abdalla in the 78th minute off a corner from Peter Pinchez Opiyo, ensured City Stars completed a double over Vihiga Bullets with a 2-1 win from a matchday 22 FKF Premier League game played in Bukuhungu Stadium on Sunday 13 March 2022.
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Shitu’s goal, his second of the season following his opener against, incidentally, the same Bullets in November last year, added on to Nicholas Kipkirui’s seventh-minute strike.
Kipkirui connected onto a Davis Agesa sure pass to slam home the opening goal.
City Stars were to head to the break with no clean sheet after Bullets leveled via Robert Arrot’s penalty awarded after Shitu brought down Vincent Ogola in the box.
City Stars’ win brought to an end a two-game losing streak moving up a place from fourth to third with 38 points from 22 games.
For Bullets it was the second straight loss leaving them in the 17th spot with 12 points.
Next up for Simba wa Nairobi is an away trip to Bandari on Thur 17 March 2022.
Vihiga Bullets: 25. Elix Otieno, 23. Nickson Kalwale, 24. Vitalis Okumu, 15. Mophat Kovelo, 22. Lucas Waitere-Captain, 18. Jessey Kajuba, 6. Martin Okumu, 4. Sabulon Cheloti, 11. Robert Arrot, 10. Nicholas Masaba, 13. Vincent Ogola
Subs: 1. Bernard Otieno, 17. Brian Ochieng, 20. Lonny Amadava, 8. Patrick Onganya, 12. Mark Ekhuya, 16. Philip Wanjala, 9. Rashid Kyambadde, 14. Kevin Sagida
Coach: Juma Abdalla
Nairobi City Stars: 16. Jacob Osano, 28. Herit Mungai, 4. Salim Abdalla, 27. Lennox Ogutu, 19. Kevin Okumu, 18. Sven Yidah, 10. Peter Opiyo, 20. Timothy Ouma (30. Anthony Kimani-73), 11. Davis Agesa (2. Oliver Maloba-56), 17. Nicholas Kipkirui (29. Augustine Kuta-73), 24. Erick Ombija
Unused subs: 23. Steve Njunge, 8. Calvin Masawa, 3. Charles Otieno, 5. Michael Madoya, 9. Vincent Otieno Okoth, 12. Edwin Buliba
Out: 1. Elvis Ochoro, 2. Elvis Noor Ojiambo, 6. Ronney Kola, 7. Rodgers Okumu, 14. Rowland Makati, 15. John Kamau, 22. Wycliffe Otieno, 25. Kenedy Onyango, 26. Dennis Wanjala, 31. Mohammed Bajaber, 32. Ezekiel Odera
Coach: Nicholas Muyoti
Nairobi City Stars: 18. Sven Yidah (38), 20. Timothy Ouma (51)
Goals: 17. Nicholas Kipkirui (City Stars-7), 11. Robert Arrot (Vihiga Bullets-24-Pen)4. Salim Abdalla (City Stars-78),