Gambian forward powers City Stars to Kakamega win

Gambian forward Ebrimma Sanneh was twice on the mark for Nairobi City Stars as they claimed a 2-1 away win over Vihiga Bullets in a rescheduled National Super League (NSL) matchday 2 fixture played at the Mumias Sports Complex on Monday morning.

The former Kariobangi Sharks striker, who is on his second stint at City Stars, scored his brace in the second half to cancel out Oscar Karuli’s effort in the first-half in the game that was rescheduled after heavy downpour forced the abandonment of the game in the 70th minute on Sunday.

Nature

City Stars were on their way to seal a 1-0 win on Sunday before nature thought otherwise. Sanneh, enjoying a fine start to the season, had stepped up to score for the Kawangware based side.

He now has three goals for the season having netted in the season opener 2-0 win over Shabana.

Ebrimma Sanneh during his days at Karipobangi Sharks

Sanneh made his Kenyan debut for City Stars in 2015 joining from Gambian heavyweights Real de Banjul and enjoyed a superb season, netting 11 times in the KPL to help the side avoid relegation.

His showings saw him nominated in two categories (MVP and New/Young Player) in the season end FOYA Awards where he was beaten to the MVP award by Michael Olunga.

Back to Back relegation

He moved to Ushuru following City Stars’ relegation the following season and then to Sharks as the Taxmen suffered the same fate at the end of the 2016 campaign.

Injuries have hindered him from replicating his 2015 form but he has shown glimpses of this since his return to City Stars midway through last season where he helped the team avoid the drop with his eight goals in 11 matches.

City Stars under new coach Sanjin Alagic from Bosnia will be up against Vihiga United in their next assignment.