Nairobi City Stars midfielder Vincent Owino struck a brace during a 3-1 romp over Kariobangi Sharks on Saturday 25 November 2023 in Kasarani to improve his season tally to five goals.
Owino converted two penalties in either half to top up on Mohammed Bajaber’s early goal for Simba wa Nairobi to cruise to a comfortable 3-0 lead during the matchday 12 league tie.
“I really feel good as it’s the first time to score a brace in Nairobi City Stars colors. Though, I feel I can do more, nothing is impossible,” said the soft-spoken midfielder
Owino won the first penalty in added time of the first half after being fouled in the box while speeding to receive a flicked ball by Robinson Asenwa. He dusted himself up to place the ball home to double Simba wa Nairobi’s lead.
Within three minutes of the restart, he was at it again to score his second penalty after Asenwa had been felled in the box.
However, in under ten minutes after that second penalty, City Stars gave away a spot kick that Geoffrey Onyango converted for the Sharks’ consolation.
Coming off the game without a clean sheet, as has been the case in previous games, is a concern for Owino.
“We are progressing very well despite the team conceding many goals this season. I believe that if we fix this, we will win a lot more league matches going forward,” he said
Owino has so far featured in all 12 games for City Stars in the 2023-24 FKF Premier League season clocking 937 regular time minutes.
Besides his five goals, Owino has an assist, and five-second assists to his name.