National Super League (NSL) title contenders Nairobi City Stars opened up a four – point lead at the summit of the second tier after taking a 3 – 2 win over their hosts Kenyan Police 3 – 2 at the Karuturi Sports Ground in Naivasha on Sunday 6 October.
Police took a 15th minute lead through Arvine Odoyo but that lasted just six minutes before Anthony Kimani scored his first goal since returning to City Stars in the 21st minute to level matters.
Ebrima Sanneh got his sixth goal of the season in the 40th minute to ensure the tie goes to the break with the visitors leading.
Shittu’s first goal
Salim ‘Shittu’ Abdalla secured the visitors’ lead with the third goal in the 74th minute and his first ever goal for the side proved key as just four minutes later Police pulled one back through James Gachoka.
The win sees City Stars keep their place at the top of the log with 19 points off seven matches following losses by second placed Bidco United and third placed Nairobi Stima earlier in the weekend.
Wanderers hit again
Meanwhile, the league’s whipping boys, Northern Wanderers were left searching for their first point of the season after taking another heavy hit in a 0 – 3 fall to Muranga Seal, through goals from Kelvin Ayim in the 23rd minute, Oscar Livondo in the 44th minute and John Kiplangat in the 63rd minute.
AP 1-1 Vihiga United
In another clash at Camp Toyoyo, Administration Police and Vihiga United kept their unbeaten starts to the season after playing to a 1 – 1 draw. Junior Adeyefa scored the opening goal of the game in the 20th minute but Momanyi Keffa’s 66th minute goal restored parity.