January 20, 2024 Patrick Korir

Head-to-head: AFC Leopards (H) vs Nairobi City Stars (A): 2023/24 FKF Premier League season

Nairobi City Stars players celebrate one of 3 goals scoted against AFC Leopards in Kasarani on Sat 4 Nov 2023 during a matchday ten 2023/24 FKF Premier League clash. City STars won it 3-2

On Sunday 21 January 2024, AFC Leopards will host Nairobi City Stars in a 19th-round 2023/24 FKF Premier League tie in Bukhungu Stadium, Kakamega, starting at 3 p.m.

It will be the first game away game for Simba wa Nairobi against Leopards since Monday 29 May 2023,  in Nyayo Stadium. Then, Kelvin Etemesi scored a second-half brace to cancel out Victor Omune’s first-half strike to win the game 2-1, and ultimately survive relegation from the top tier.

The upcoming duel will be the 26th top-flight tie between the two since the year 2005. From the previous 25 games, Leopards has registered ten to nine wins over City Stars, while the other six games have ended in draws.

Narrowed to 12 away games against Leopards, City Stars has drawn six, lost four times, and registered two wins – back in January 2006, and in May 2023.

From those 12 home games, hosts Leopards has outscored City Stars eleven to nine goals.

Simba wa Nairobi carries seven straight wins to the game, while the hosts Leopards bring on back-to-back wins over Ulinzi Stars and Muhoroni Youth.

City Stars head coach Nicholas Muyoti will come up against his counterpart Tomas Trucha for only the second time. The two first met during the first leg in early November 2023 in Nyayo Stadium, with City Stars winning it 3-2.

Table-wise, Simba wa Nairobi sits 2nd with 33 points, as Leopards is placed 13th with 20 points.

Who wins this one?

KPL Games: 25 (Leopards wins -10, City Stars wins – 9, Draws – 6)

City Stars vs AFC Leopards (12 Away games)

22-Jan-06: AFC Leopards vs World Hope, Nyayo Stadium, 0-1 (W)
22-Aug-09: AFC Leopards vs City Stars, Nyayo Stadium, 0-0 (D)
18-Apr-10: AFC Leopards vs City Stars, City Stadium, 1-1 (D)
21-Aug-11: AFC Leopards vs City Stars, Nyayo Stadium, 2-1 (L)
13-Jul-12: AFC Leopards vs City Stars, Nyayo Stadium, 1-0 (L)
18-Aug-13: AFC Leopards vs City Stars, Nyayo Stadium, 1-1 (D)
12-Apr-14: AFC Leopards vs City Stars, Mumias Complex, 1-1 (D)
19-Jul-15: AFC Leopards vs City Stars, Nyayo Stadium, 2-1 (L)
21-Aug-16: AFC Leopards vs City Stars, Afraha Stadium, 0-0 (D)
06-Mar-21: AFC Leopards vs City Stars, Kasarani Annex, 1-0 (L)
06-Jun-22: AFC Leopards vs City Stars, Thika Stadium, 1-1 (D)
29-May-23: AFC Leopards vs City Stars, Nyayo Stadium, 1-2
21-Jan-24: AFC Leopards vs City Stars, Nyayo Stadium, ??

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