For only the second time in the Premier League, Nairobi City Stars will host Kariobangi Sharks in a seventh round FKF Premier League tie on Saturday 4 December 2021 in Ruaraka starting 1 pm.
FKF-PL | Round 7
🗓 | Sat 4th Dec 2021
🏆 | FKF-PL
⏰ | 1300 EAT
🏟 | Ruaraka Stadium#𝕊𝕚𝕞𝕓𝕒𝕎𝕒ℕ𝕒𝕚𝕣𝕠𝕓𝕚
BETTER MUST COME
— Official Nairobi City Stars Fc (@NrbCityStars) December 4, 2021
Simba wa Nairobi hosted the Sharks for the first time ever in the top flight towards the end of January this year in a tenth round game in the 2019/20 Premier League season at Kasarani Annex.
Davis Agesa’s 33rd minute tap-in – his maiden goal in the premiership – turned out to be a consolation for City Stars as Sharks scored on either half with goals from Julius Masaba and Erick Kapaito to claim three precious points with a 2-1 win.
The only other premier league game between the two was the reverse tie in the 2019/20 at Utalii in May this year. City Stars won the game 2-1
City Stars and Sharks head to the game with an equal 13 points after the first six games of the season but Sharks – the best scoring side in the league thus far – is placed second just as ahead of their hosts, albeit on goal difference.
Both teams trail record 19-time champions and current log leaders Gor Mahia by a point.
Form wise, City Stars carries a draw (1-1) over Posta Rangers and win (4-0) over Vihiga Bullets from their last game while Sharks comes to the game on the high of two convincing wins over Mathare United (6-0) and champions Tusker (3-0).
A notable change between the January game and the Saturday game will be in touchline personnel for City Stars.
Then, City Stars was coached by Bosnian Sanjin Alagic but this time round the team is in the hands of Nicholas Muyoti who will coming up against William Kanu Muluya who’s been in charge of Sharks since 2016.
Who comes out tops at Ruaraka on Saturday?
KPL Games – 2: Sharks win (1), City Stars win (1)
Home games hosted by City Stars
30-Jan 21: Nairobi City Stars vs K. Sharks, 1-2 (L)
04-Dec 21: Nairobi City Stars vs K. Sharks, ??