Nairobi City Stars will face off with host Posta Rangers in a round seven Premier League clash at Kasarani Stadium on Friday 8 January 2021 starting 3pm.
From the record books, the Friday duel will be the ninth matchup for the two in the top flight since 2010, and the first since they last faced off on 10 July 2016.
8 previous KPL games
Across the 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2016 premier league seasons, Posta Rangers has played against City Stars eight times; four at home and as many times away.
Of the eight, City Stars has one win, Rangers two with the other five games ending in draws. Three of the draws have been 0-0, the other two as 1-1.
In games hosted by Rangers, two two sides have each picked one win a piece with the other two ending in draws.
In July 2010, Francis Thairu, Arthur Museve and Levy Muaka scored a goal each as visiting City Stars dispatched Rangers 3-1 at City Stadium. Isiah Omondi scored the consolation.
In May 2011 Rangers as the home team avenged the 2010 defeat at Nyayo Stadium after registering a 2-1 win. Charles Okwemba and Edwin Mwaura scored for the mailboys as Arthur Museve’s penalty was City Stars response.
The next two home games for Rangers in November 2012 and July 2016 at City Stadium and Afraha Stadium, respectively, ended in 0-0 draws.
Beyond the eight games, and in the most recent meeting, Rangers tested City Stars back in November 2020 at the Jamhuri Showground in a preseason friendly. They won the game 1-0.
Coaches and venues
In the upcoming game, Simba wa Nairobi will be led to the pitch by Bosnian Sanjin Alagic who will become the seventh coach to lead the team against Rangers.
The first four games in 2010 and 2011 were coached by Ken Odhiambo and the last four were handled by four separate coaches; Gideon Ochieng, Gambian Bai Malleh Wadda, John Bobby Ogola and Ugandan Richard Tamale Pinto, in that order.
Pinto was the last man in charge when the team’s faced off in July 2016, with Zedekiah Zico Otieno in charge for Posta. Sammy Pamzo Omollo will be handling Rangers in the Friday meet where the two sides will be facing off at Kasarani for the first time ever.
Three of the last eight games between the two were held at City Stadium, two apiece at Nyayo Stadium and Hope Centre and one at Afraha Stadium.
Keep tuned to our social media channels for updates on the game.
KPL games: 8 (Posta Rangers wins (2), Nairobi City Stars wins (1), Draws (5)
List of games
28-Mar-10; City Stars vs Posta Rangers, City Stadium, 1-1 [ Francis Thairu (78)//Charles Pilipili (85)]
10-Jul-10; Posta Rangers vs City Stars, City Stadium, 1-3 [Francis Thairu (35,), Arthur Museve (54), Levy Muaka (90+1), //Isaiah Omondi (24)]
29-May-11, Posta Rangers vs City Stars, Nyayo Stadium, 2-1 [ Arthur Museve (23 – pen)//Charles Okwemba (10), Edwin Mwaura (56)]
30-Jul-11; City Stars vs Posta Rangers, Hope Centre, 1-1 [Pascal Ochieng (63 – Own goal)//Edwin Mwaura (70)]
19-Feb-12, City Stars vs Posta Rangers, Hope Centre, 0-0
3-Nov-12, Posta Rangers vs City Stars, City Stadium, 0-0
22-May-16; City Stars vs Posta Rangers, Nyayo Stadium, 0-1 [Georson Likonoh (21)]
10-Jul-16; Posta Rangers vs City Stars, Afraha Stadium, 0-0