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City Stars midfielder Noor wants more after maiden goal in over 84 matches

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024 16:29 | By
Nairobi City Stars players line up for a corner. PHOTO/Nairobi City Stars/Facebook
Nairobi City Stars players line up for a corner. PHOTO/Nairobi City Stars/Facebook

Nairobi City Stars midfielder Elvis Noor Ojiambo expressed his determination to make further contributions to the team following his long-awaited maiden goal in over 84 matches.

Noor's breakthrough came after enduring 84 Premier League games spanning four seasons. His moment arrived during Nairobi City Stars' clash against FC Talanta, where they secured a convincing 3-0 victory on matchday 27 in Machakos on Saturday, April 20, 2024.

Noor's City Stars goal

In a pivotal moment just before halftime, the defensive midfielder capitalized on a well-placed cross from Dennis Oalo to double Simba wa Nairobi’s lead.

Noor's joy was compounded by his earlier involvement in setting up the opening goal, as his progressive pass to Samuel Kapen allowed Oalo to find the net with ease.

Reflecting on his achievement, Noor expressed his delight at finally scoring and expressed his desire to replicate the feeling in future matches. He emphasized his commitment to contributing to the team's goal count whenever possible.

“It’s such a great feeling to score for the first time ever. I want to feel it again and again. And when not scoring, I want to contribute as much as possible to our goal count,” Noor told Nairobi City Stars portal.

Noor's impressive performance against FC Talanta marked his 20th appearance in the Premier League this season, with the match also being his third complete game.

Having accumulated 1,021 regular game minutes, he stands out as the most fielded player among those who aided City Stars' promotion from the National Super League (NSL) in the 2019/20 season.

City Stars trio

His outstanding display earned him a spot in the Team of the Week, alongside teammate goalkeeper Edwin Mukolwe, who secured a clean sheet, and goal scorer Dennis Oala.

Additionally, Kariobangi Sharks' trio earned recognition in the FKF Premier League Team of the Week after their impressive 3-0 victory over Nzoia Sugar. Geoffrey Onyango, Stanley Wilson, and Fortune Omotto each contributed a goal in the triumph.

Nairobi City Stars celebrate a goal against Posta Rangers. PHOTO/Nairobi City Stars/Facebook
Nairobi City Stars celebrate a goal against Posta Rangers. PHOTO/Nairobi City Stars/Facebook

Other notable players recognized for their exceptional performances include Samuel Ndung'u of Bidco United, Brian Odera of Bandari FC, Daniel Sakari of Tusker, and Tito Okello of Kenya Police.

Gor Mahia's Joshua Onyango was also acknowledged for his standout performance in Gor Mahia's 1-0 victory over AFC Leopards in the Mashemeji Derby.

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