Two late goals by substitute Erick Ombija and a penalty by Peter Opiyo earned Nairobi City Stars a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Western Stima in this Betking Premier League (BPL) match at Ruaraka grounds.
City Stars trailed the game from the 39th minute when Rodgers Ouma completed a perfect counter attack tapping home a fine pass from Baron Oketch.
Head coach Sanjin Alagic was forced to clean his bench throwing in five subs in the second half. And it paid off.
Ombija fired home a ball from right back Kevin Chunsy Okumu in the 85th minute to level the game.
The goal came with belief as Simba wa Nairobi went in search for more.
With a minute to go another substitute Herit Mungai forced a penalty from Western Stima when his shot was handled in the box.
Opiyo, standing in as captain after the exit of Anthony Kimani, stepped up to score the winner, his seventh goal of the season.
With the win City Stars moves two spots up from ninth to seven with a new tally of 26 points to push down their next opponents Homeboyz down a spot on goal difference.