Starting 3pm on Wednesday 13 November, 2019, Nairobi City Stars will host Ushuru FC at Hope Centre, Kawangware in a 14th round National Super League (NSL) tie.
The two teams have some commons; both got relegated from the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) at the close of the 2016 season and, for a fourth straight season, are searching for their premiership tag.
The upcoming game, the seventh while in the second tier NSL, will be a historic one as the two have never met at the Hope Centre.
Since their drop down, the two have met six times; five times at Camp Toyoyo and just once at Ruaraka in their last meeting in May 2019.
Goals at the extreme end of the Ruaraka game by Brian Yakhama and Barrack Odhiambo on either side of Noah Abichs’s sublime free kicks from the edge of the box ensured even-stevens as the two ended drawn 2-2.
All the scorers from that last encounter are expected to be paraded at the Hope Centre where City Stars will be searching for their first home win over Ushuru. In the past three games, the best Simba wa Nairobi has achieved is one draw with Ushuru registering two wins.
Last time round, City Stars was coached by John Amboko as Ushuru was in the hands of Ken Kenyatta.
Times have changed and Sanjin Alagic from Bosnia and Herzegovina is now in charge at City Stars as Leonard Odipo has since assumed the top role at Ushuru.
Nairobi City Stars vs Ushuru head to head records
Wed 13/11/19, Nairobi City Stars 15 : 00 Ushuru – Hope Centre
Mon 27/05/19, Ushuru 2 – 2 Nairobi City Stars – Ruaraka
Sat 23/02/19, Nairobi City Stars 0 – 2 Ushuru – Camp Toyoyo
Fri 27/07/18, Ushuru 2 – 0 Nairobi City Stars – Camp Toyoyo
Wed 07/03/18, Nairobi City Stars 1 – 1 Ushuru – Camp Toyoyo
Sat 04/11/17, Ushuru 1 – 2 Nairobi City Stars – Camp Toyoyo
Wed 31/05/17, Nairobi City Stars 0 – 2 Ushuru – Camp Toyoyo