For the ninth time since 2008, Bandari will host Nairobi City Stars in Mombasa, in the Premier League, this time on Thursday 17 March 2022, at Mbaraki Sports Club starting 3 pm.
— Official Nairobi City Stars Fc (@NrbCityStars) March 15, 2022
The two sides are meeting for the first time this season – in a 23rd round tie – that comes six games into the second leg. The first leg game was never played as the league was on a temporary halt in November 2021.
From the previous eight Bandari-City Stars games in Mombasa, either side has won two games apiece, and the other four ending up in draws. In those eight games, Bandari has outscored City Stars twelve goals to eleven.
Heading to the Thursday game, City Stars sits third in the 18-team log with 38 points with Bandari a close sixth with 34 points. Both have played 22 games.
Bandari carries a morale-boosting 2-1 win over leaders Kakamega Homeboyz last Sunday to the game as City Stars carries a similar win earned in Kakamega over Vihiga Bullets on the same day.
When the two met at Mbaraki last time round, on 4 July 2021, the result was 1-1. Then Bandari was coached by Rwandese Andre Cassa Mbungo while Bosnian Sanjin Alagic was on the Simba wa Nairobi side.
City Stars take a point from Mbaraki 🔵⚪
— Official Nairobi City Stars Fc (@NrbCityStars) July 5, 2021
Fast forward, Anthony Kimani is now the man in charge at Bandari, and he will be up against Nicholas Muyoti.
Who wins this one?
KPL games hosted by Bandari: Total-8; Bandari wins (2), City Stars wins (2), Draws (4)
1-Nov-08, Bandari vs World Hope, 1-1 (D)
26-Jul-09, Bandari vs City Stars, 1-2 (W)
20-Mar-11, Bandari vs City Stars, 4-1 (L)
10-Mar-13, Bandari vs City Stars, 2-2 (D)
23-Aug-14, Bandari vs City Stars, 0-0 (D)
3-Oct-15, Bandari vs City Stars, 2-1 (L)
24-Sep-16, Bandari vs City Stars, 1-3 (W)
04-Jul-21, Bandari vs City Stars, 1-1 (D)
17-Mar-22, Bandari vs City Stars, ??