× Sports Football Rugby Olympics Volleyball and Handball Cricket Boxing Golf Hockey Tennis Gossip & Rumours Basketball Athletics Premier League Eliud Kipchoge Women in Sports Unique Sports Motorsport Sports Health Videos Podcasts E-Paper Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian Entertainment Eve Woman Travelog TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Enterprise VAS E-Learning Digger Classified Jobs Games Crosswords Sudoku The Standard Group Corporate Contact Us Rate Card Vacancies DCX O.M Portal Corporate Email RMS
×
SPORTS

Nairobi City Stars humble Talanta to go third

FOOTBALL By Washington Onyango | January 8th 2022 | 2 min read
Nairobi City Stars' Anthony Kimani, Ezekiel Odera and Timothy Ouma celebrate their victory against Gor Mahia at The Nyayo National Stadium during FKF Premier League on thursday, Dec 30, 2021. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

Nairobi City Stars moved third in the log after defeating newbies FC Talanta 2-1 in a FKF Premier League match staged at the Kasarani Annex on Saturday.

Victory saw City Stars bounced back to winning ways after their midweek 1-0 defeat to AFC Leopards on Wednesday.

Anthony Kimani and Sven Yidah first half goals were enough for City Stars to collect maximum points as Francis Kahiro scored Talanta’s consolation.

City Stars came into the clash on the back of patchy results after registering mixed fortunes.

First, they had shocked record Kenyan champions Gor Mahia last weekend after defeating them 2-0 but lost against AFC Leopards in their mid-week fixture.

The newbies on the other hand were riding high on their Tuesday heroics which saw them not only defeat but also end Kakamega Homeboyz’s unbeaten run in the league.

Captain Kimani opened the scoring at the half hour mark after he converted a beautiful pass from Ezekiel Odera to give City Stars a 1-0 lead.

Five minutes later, Simba wa Nairobi, as they are commonly referred to double the scores when Yidah tapped in a rebound to give City Stars a 2-0 halftime lead.

In the final half, Talanta pulled a goal back against the run of play when Alvin Ochieng delivered a cross that was converted by Kahiro to set up a nerve ending to the match with 10 minutes left to play.

However, City Stars held on to win the match 2-1.

 

Share this story
Mwamba drink Blak Blad to register first Kenya Cup win of the season
Mwamba Rugby Clun on Saturday kicked off the New Year on a high note after registering their first win of the 2021-2022 season when they defeated Keny
Kakamega Homeboyz cage Sharks to reclaim top spot
Kakamega Homeboyz bounced back to winning ways on Saturday after narrowly edging out Kariobangi Sharks 1-0 in a FKF Premier League match played at Kas
.
RECOMMENDED NEWS
Feedback