City Stars edge out Ulinzi as Wazito hold Leopards

AFC Leopards Fans during an FKF Premier League match against Kenya Police at The Nyayo National Stadium on Sunday, March 20, 2022. [Jonah Onyango, Standard

Nairobi City Stars moved into third in the FKF Premier League standings after narrowly defeating Ulinzi Stars 1-0 at the new Ulinzi Sports Complex.

Olivier Maloba scored the only goal of the match in the 85th minute to guide the visitors to victory as they leapfrogged record champions Gor Mahia.

City Stars are third with 45 points, nine points behind leaders Kakamega Homeboyz and a point behind Tusker in second place.

Speaking after the win, City Stars coach Nicholas Muyoti said he was impressed with how his team played and for him the only way is looking forward as the league braces for a final sprint to the end of the season.

“We had a very good first half where we created a lot of chances. The second half was even much better.

“We played well defensively and going forward we just need to create more chances and I think we will be good to go,” he said.

City Stars will be hoping that they have a slim chance of the league title after the leaders dropped points on Sunday.

The leaders Kakamega Homeboyz were held to a 1-1 draw by Sofapaka at Bukhungu Stadium.

At Kasarani, AFC Leopards and Wazito played out to a 1-1 draw.

Leopards got off to a dream start when John Makwata gave them the lead inside the opening three minutes and went into the break leading 1-0.

In the final half, Ellie Asieche restored parity for Wazito.



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