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City Stars defender Elly Osotsi delighted after making league debut in style

By Cecil Odongo January 12th, 2023 1 min read

Nairobi City Stars defender Elly Kessy Osotsi is over the moon after making his debut in the Football Kenya Federation in style eight days ago.

The 20-year-old made his maiden appearance when Simba wa Nairobi played 12-time champions AFC Leopards on January 4 at the Moi International Sport Center, Kasarani. City Stars, who are yet to win a league match this season, lost the game by a solitary goal.

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Not only didi Osotsi clock 38 minutes in the contest attended by hundreds of Leopards fans, but it was also his first league game at the 60,000-seater venue. He made the match day squad in place of the experienced Kennedy ‘Vidic’ Onyango.

“The debut came with lots of pressure. But I chose to look at the milestones achieved while taking home important lessons,” said Osotsi, who later on in the match paved way for Roney Kola after an impressive display.

“Earning a first premier league game, making the starting lineup, playing in Kasarani against a famed Leopards side, are all highlights achieved in one day,” he said.

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City Stars, who lost their last league match 4-2 to Vihiga Bullets, will be at Kasarani on Saturday where they will face former champions Sofapaka from 1pm.

Simba wa Nairobi have disappointed this season and they currently sit 17th in the 18-team table with a paltry two points from a barren draw against Posta Rangers on December 11. They also played to a 1-1 draw against Kariobangi Sharks on December 21.

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