It was a point each for both Nairobi City Stars and Vihiga United after the two teams played to a 1-1 draw in a BetKing Premier League (BPL) matchday 5 encounter played at the Utalii grounds on Wednesday 23 December.
After being on the backfoot for much of the opening stanza, it was the visitors who drew first blood through David Simiyu who headed home from close range in the 42nd minute to send Vihiga into the break with the advantage.
An unfortunate way to end the opening exchanges of the half for the hosts, but they did regroup in the second period, getting back level just three minutes after the restart thanks to midfielder Sven Yidah’s first goal for the club.
Below is how both teams lined-up;
Nairobi City Stars
Starting XI: Steve Njunge (GK), Aziz Okaka, Herit Mungai (C.Masawa 66’), Salim Abdala, Kennedy Onyango, Timothy Ouma (J.Bageya 60’), Peter Opiyo, Sven Yidah, Anthony Kimani (E.Ojiambo), Ezekiel Odera (E.Ombija), Oliver Maloba (R.Okumu)
Unused Subs: Elvis Ochoro (GK), Noor Ojiambo, Vincent Otieno, Edwin Buliba, Wycliffe Otieno,
Starting XI: Morgan Alube (GK), Johnston Muyesu, Michael Odongo, Sammy Sindani, Norman Werunga, Mark Okalla, Wycliffe Nthatha, Lesley Owino, Hillary Otieno (J.Adeyefa 60’), David Simiyu (A.Imbusia 60’/H.Juma 90+), Dennis Simiyu (M.Makokha 80’)
Unused Subs: Michael Matasio (GK), Kevin Omondi, Lawrence Luvanda, Patrick Okulo, Michael Isabwa