Nairobi City Stars registered two straight wins over Dagoretti Santos and Dandora Youth in back-to-back friendly games played at the Public Service Club (PSC) on Tuesday 11 May 2021.
The first City Stars lot took out Dagoretti Santos 2-0 with goals on either half by Oliver Maloba and Davis Agesa.
City Stars won the second game 4-1 over a fast-footed Dandora Youth. An Ebrima Sanneh penalty and header from Azizi Okaka had Simba wa Nairobi 2-0 up in the first half.
Rowland Babu Makati and Ezekiel Odera added two more in the second half to wrap up the scores at the slippery PSC surface.
Dandora Youth grabbed a consolation late in the game after a defensive goof allowed substitute Edward Omondi to sneak into the box to beat substitute keeper Elvis Ochoro.
Commenting on the two games, head coach Sanjin Alagic said;
“It was hard for guys to play (rain, muddy surface) but we needed these games to slowly come back.”
City Stars fielded 25 of it’s 30 players and accommodated two guest players; defensive mid Reydon Munala from Ligi Ndogo and central midfielder Roland Godwin Atsango from Zimmerman.
Striker Nicholas Kipkirui, winger Rodgers Okumu and midfielder Peter Opiyo missed out due to knocks, as well as stopper Kennedy Onyango (bereaved) and Timothy Ouma (unofficial leave).
The latest two friendly games followed on another two last Friday against Posta Rangers last Friday. The games ended 0-0 and 1-1.
Nairobi City Stars 1 (2), Dagoretti Santos (0)
Nairobi City Stars 1: Stephen Njunge, Bolton Omwenga, Salim Abdalla, Edwin Buliba, Kevin Okumu (Wycliffe Otieno, Sven Yidah, Elvis Noor Ojiambo (Charles Otieno), Oliver Maloba, Anthony Kimani, Davis Agesa, Erick Ombija (Ebrima Sanneh)
Coach: Sanjin Alagic
Dagoretti Santos: Iddy Ishmael, Bballa Brandon, Alvin Trumph (Celestine Mwelese), Mark Mkabwa, Melvin Macharia, Arnold Amadiva, Ali Mensa, Silvester Sulu (Ian Duncan), Abdul Malik (George Brian), Osman Hussein (Adrian Tame), John Kursi (Brian Biko )
Unused Subs: Kelvin Masika, Austine
Coach: Dennis Wise Okoth
Goals: Oliver Maloba, Davis Agesa
Nairobi City Stars 2 (4), Dandora AllStars (1)
Nairobi City Stars 2: Jacob Osano (Elvis Ochoro-46) Calvin Masawa, Wycliffe Otieno, Wesley Onguso, Herit Mungai, Charles Otieno (Reydon Munala-46), John Kamau (Rowland Makati – 4), Azizi Okaka, Ronney Kola, Ezekiel Odera, Ebrima Sanneh (Roland Godwin Atsango-46)
Coach: Sanjin Alagic
Dandora Youth: Victor Okumu (GK), Juma Washington (Stephen Ado), Martin Murume [Zedekiah Ouma(Alex Mwema)], Emmanuel Adonai (Edwin Osongo), Job Kenga (Kevin Kompany), Brian Chege, Alex Ronaldo (Felix Ochieng), Brian Ochieng, Samuel Onyango , Samuel Nyaga (Mike Favor), Brian Ndegwa (Edward Omondi)
Coach: Anthony Wandonga Mwangi (Dino)
Goals: Ebrima Sanneh (Pen), Azizi Okaka, Rowland Makati, Ezekiel Odera (Nairobi City Stars)//Edward Omondi (Dandora AllStars)