With the National Super League on recess, Nairobi City Stars looks likely to be one of the teams that will gain promotion to the Kenyan Premier League next season.
Leading the Kenya’s second football tier, we take a look at the statistics that they have recorded in their nearly perfect season.
0: Away losses from 13 outings
1: Assist provided by keeper Levis Opiyo, striker Jimmy Bageya, defenders Calvin Masawa and Salim Shitu Abdalla
2: Goals scored by right-back Kevin Chumsy Okumu
: Number of penalties saved by keeper Lovae
3: Goals scored by striker Ezekiel Odera (in 6 games), Abdalla Shitu and Anthony Kimani
: Assists by teenager striker Vincent Jamaica Otieno and Gateri
4: Assists by fullbacks Chumsy and Wiseman
: Goals scored by winger Gateri
5: Goals scored by midfielder Oliver Maloba
: Assists by striker Agesa
6: Goals scored by strikers Agesa and Bageya
7: Penalties conceded; 2 vs Nairobi Stima (A), 1 each against Mt. Kenya (A), Vihiga United (A), Coast Stima (H), Admin Police (A), Kenya Police (H)
9: Goals by Gambian striker Ebrima Sanneh; 6 headers, 1 placed goal, 1 tap-in and 1 penalty
: Number of 2-1 wins this season
10: Assists provided by Muki (highest); 5 free kicks, 2 corner kicks, 3 passes
11: Home games hosted at Camp Toyoyo, Jericho. Another 4 at Hope Centre, Kawangware
12: Clean sheets (8 in 19 first leg games and four in eight-second leg games)
13: Unbeaten away games; 12 wins, 1 draw
14: One-goal margin wins [2-1 (9 games), 1-0 (5 games)]
18: Goals conceded (best defence in NSL)
21: Number of wins this season
Games captained by Muki
33: Players used this season
46: Total goals scored by 13 players. Distribution; 13 tap-ins (28.3%), 10 placed goals (21.7%), 9 headers (19.6%), 8 shots (17.4%), 4 penalties (8.7%), 1 free kick (2.2%) and 1 own goal (2.2%)
57: Bookings; 53 yellow cards, 4 red cards-distributed to 17 players
64: Points attained this season
89.1 (%): Goals scored in open play (41 out of 46)
90.3 (%): Minutes (2,195) played by keeper Levis-second most used player
100 (%): Minutes clocked (2,430) by centre back Shitu. The only player to play full minutes
N/B: Of 27 games played this season by City Stars one does not count; the 6-0 win over the disbanded Northern Wanderers However stats from that game are still included herein.
All Stats by City Stars.