KCB put Nairobi City Stars to the sword to extend unbeaten run to seven games


FKFPL KCB put Nairobi City Stars to the sword to extend unbeaten run to seven games

Joel Omotto 16:00 - 29.10.2023

KCB brushed aside a hapless Nairobi City Stars to move to third on the log and put pressure on leaders Posta Rangers and second-placed Gor Mahia

Danson Namasaka capped off a brilliant performance for KCB with some dramatic scenes as he received a red card after just scoring their fourth goal during their 4-1 thrashing of Nairobi City Stars on Sunday.

KCB opened the scoring after 11 minutes when Nicholas Kipkirui headed home from a corner kick before Haniff Wesonga doubled the lead eight minutes later, also heading in from a corner.

City Stars pulled one back in the 31 minute for a 2-1 lead for the bankers at the break.

However, any hopes of a City Stars comeback were quickly extinguished after Francis Kahiro fired home KCB’s third goal in the 57th minute.

KCB coach Bernard Mwalala then made a double change, introducing James Mazembe and Namasaka for Kahiro and Derrick Otieno.

Six minutes after his introduction, Namasaka scored his side’s fourth goal to kill off any hopes of City Stars getting something from the game. However, he was sent off shortly after, receiving a second yellow card, to cap off an eventful afternoon for him.

Victory saw KCB extend their unbeaten run to seven games and moves them to third on the table with 15 points, just one behind second-placed Gor Mahia, and four adrift of leaders Posta Rangers.

Mwalala will also be delighted in the manner his side scored freely an they are now second omong the sides to have bagged more goals with 12, only bettered by Posta Rangers, who have scored 13 so far.

The former Ulinzi Stars coach will be hoping to maintain the good run to stay in the title race after seeing his predecessor Zedekiah Otieno jettisoned for trying without success to win the crown.

It does not get any better for KCB whose next match is against bottom of the table Sofapaka on Wednesday and Mwalala will back his team to collect maximum points and put pressure on the leading duo.

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