On Friday 8 November 2019, FC Talanta will host Nairobi City Stars at the Camp Toyoyo, Jericho in a National Super League (NSL) round 13 tie starting at 12 noon EAT.
It will be the fourth time in four seasons that Talanta will be hosting City Stars in the Kenyan second tier Super League.
The past three encounters hosted by Talanta have had three varied results; 2-0 win in 2017, 3-1 loss in 2018 and a 1-1 draw in the transitional 2018/19 season.
In the last game that ended 1-1 at Camp Toyoyo, City Stars had to rally from a goal down to salvage a point with a late penalty from skipper Noah Abich earned after striker Paul Okatwa Odhiambo had been hacked down in the box. It was the first draw for the two sides in six encounters.
Times have changed since Talanta last hosted the boys from Kawangware and when they face off on Friday for only the seventh time in the NSL; different tacticians will be in charge.
Talanta was then led by coach Juma Abdallah but he has since joined Ushuru from the start of November 2019. City Stars on their part was in the hands of John Amboko under the watchful eyes of Technical Director Vladimir from Serbia.
Ayub Hungai is currently holding forte at Talanta while City Stars, the Simba wa Nairobi, is under the eyes of Bosnia and Herzegovina coach Sanjin Alagic. Amboko is his assistant.
The two teams come to the game with contrasting streaks; while City Stars carries a 12-game unbeaten run into the season, FC Talanta is six games on the trot without a win.
In the immediate past encounters during match day 12, City Stars beat Migori Youth 2-1 while Talanta lost to Ushuru FC 4-0.
City Stars currently tops the 20-team NSL with 32 points while Talanta is ninth with half that tally.
FC Talanta vs Nairobi City Stars Head to head records
Fri, 08/11/19 Talanta 12 : 00 Nairobi City Stars, Camp Toyoyo
Sat, 18/05/19 Talanta 1 – 1 Nairobi City Stars, Camp Toyoyo
Wed, 13/02/19 Nairobi City Stars 1 – 2 Talanta, Camp Toyoyo
Fri, 29/06/18 Nairobi City Stars 2 – 1 Talanta, Camp Toyoyo
Sun, 18/02/18 Talanta 1 – 3 Nairobi City Stars, Camp Toyoyo
Sat, 30/09/17 Nairobi City Stars 4 – 1 Talanta, Camp Toyoyo
Wed, 19/04/17 Talanta 2 – 0 Nairobi City Stars, Camp Toyoyo