November 6, 2021 Patrick Korir

Head-to-head: Nairobi City Stars (H) vs Vihiga Bullets (A): 2021/22 FKF Premier League season

David Gateri in a game for City Starsagainst Vihiga Bullets back on 18 Jan 2020 at Camp Toyoyo. City Stars won 2-0

Vihiga Bullets will be guests to Nairobi City Stars at Ruaraka on Saturday 6 November 2021 for a sixth-round FKF Premier League tie set to roll off at 3 pm.

It’s a historic game as the two sides have never met in the top-flight league.

While it will be the first premier league meet, it will only be the third time that City Stars and Bullets will be facing off in the recent past.

While in the second tier during the 2019/20 National Super League (NSL) season, the two met twice, with City Stars posting a 2-1 away win at Bukhungu in September 2019 before topping up with a 2-0 win in the reverse game at Camp Toyoyo in January 2020.

The Bukhungu game was played twice in two days. Due to force majeure -heavy rains-, the first game aborted when City Stars was leading 1-0 in the 78th minute.

Into the upcoming game, City Stars has so far picked ten points from the first five games compared to one by their visitors.

From the immediate past set of games, City Stars managed a 1-1 draw against Posta Rangers as Bullets ran neighborhood rivals Kakamega Homeboyz close before narrowly being edged out 3-2 at Bukhungu. They had twice come from behind to tie the game 2-2.

Those results will set up the tone for the Ruaraka affair on Saturday evening when Vihiga Bullets Coach Evans Mafuta parades his boys against his counterpart Nicholas Muyoti.

City Stars will have up to ten players that met Bullets in Toyoyo back in January 2020 available for the upcoming game.

They include goal scorers Oliver Maloba and Ezekiel Odera, as well as Ebrima Sanneh who scored a brace in the first leg.

Summary

KPL games: 0

NSL Games – 2

9-Sep-2019; Vihiga Bullets vs Nairobi City Stars, 1-2 (W)
20-Jan-2020; Vihiga Bullets vs Nairobi City Stars, 2-0 (W)

Ebrima Sanneh contesting the ball against a Vihiga Bullets player at Camp Toyoyo on Sat 18 Jan 2020

City Stars vs Vihiga Bullets at Camp Toyoyo on Sat 18 Jan 2020. They won 2-0

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