January 7, 2022 Patrick Korir

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

Ebrima Sanneh in a game against FC Talanta at Camp Toyoyo on Sat 8 Nov 2019. He scored a late penalty for a 1-0 win

FC Talanta and Nairobi City Stars will, for the first time ever, meet in the Premier League during a matchday 13 tie at the Kasarani Annex on Saturday 8 January 2022 starting 3 pm.

FC Talanta joined the Premier League this season after winning the National Super League (NSL) at the close of last season to join Nairobi City Stars who achieved the same the season before.

Though unfamiliar foes in the top flight, FC Talanta and City Stars faced off seven times in the NSL across 2017, 2018, 2018/19, and 2019/20 seasons.

City Stars won four of those games, lost two, and one was drawn. All those games were played at Camp Toyoyo.

But it’s a whole new level, and setting, as the two train their guns on the upcoming showdown at a new venue – Kasarani Annex.

Into the game, after playing 12 games each so far, City Stars sits fifth in the 18-team log with 20 points and are just ahead of sixth-placed FC Talanta on goal difference.

FC Talanta, coached by Ken Kenyatta, comes to the game on the back of a 1-0 win that ended  Kakamega Homeboyz unbeaten check into the season as City Stars, under coach Nicholas Muyoti, is reeling from a similar fall from AFC Leopards in their last assignment.

Who wins this one?


KPL games: None

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