February 5, 2021 Patrick Korir

Head to Head: Homeboyz (H) vs Nairobi City Stars (A)

Kenedy ''Vidic' Onyango takes on a Posta Rangers player during a 7th round Premier League game on Fri 8 Jan 2021 at Kasarani. The game ended 1-1

Nairobi City Stars will take on Kakamega Homeboyz for only the fifth time in a Premiership tie on Saturday 6 February 2021 at Bukhungu Stadium starting 3pm.

The two have met four times before; twice in 2013 and 2016 seasons and Homeboyz carries a two win record, a draw and a single loss. In the four games Homeboyz has outscored City Stars four to two goals.

In their first match up in May 2013, a Justus Basweti strike in the first half at Hope centre delivered a 1-0 win.

The last encounter is one City Stars will always love to forget. On 30 October 2016 they went down 3-1 at Kasarani in a round 28 match that proved very costly as the team earned relegation from the top flight after 12 straight seasons.

Nairobi City Stars are away to Homeboyz for just the third time and in search of their first ever win as the first visit in 2013 in Bukhungu ended in a barren draw and the second one in 2016 ended in a 1-0 loss at Mumias Complex. Andrew Murunga scored the lone goal.

A connecting factor in the game is stopper Kenedy Vidic Onyango Ouma (pictured) who crossed over from Homeboyz to join City Stars in the current season. He’ll be leading Simba wa Nairobi to a familiar surrounding.

City Stars head to the game under the auspices of Bosnian Sanjin Alagic who will become the fifth coach – and third foreigner – to face Homeboyz.

Gambian Bai Malleh Wadda, Charles Omondi Korea, John Bobby Ogola and Ugandan Richard Tamale Pinto guided the team in the last four games, in that order.

City Stars and Homeboyz have not had the best of results in the last five matches as each has registered three loses.

From ten games, City Stars is twelfth on the log with two points on Homeboyz who are down at 15th place.

While Homeboyz lost 1-0 away to Wazito in the last game, City stars was taken down 2-1 by Kariobangi Sharks.

The upcoming Bukhungu affair will be a battle of the wounded. Who will win this one?


KPL Games: 4

25-May-13, City Stars vs Homeboyz, Hope Centre, 1-0
20-Jul-13, Homeboyz vs City Stars, Bukhungu Stadium, 0-0
9-Apr-16, Homeboyz vs City Stars, Mumias Complex, 1-0
30-Oct-16, City Stars vs Homeboyz, Kasarani, 1-3

City Stars stopper Kenedy Onyango keeps vigil against two KCB opponents as the two faced off at Kasarani on Fri 4 Dec 2020 in a 2nd round premier league game. KCB won 1-0

Nairobi City Stars

Kenedy Vidic Onyango in round 10 Premier League game against Kariobangi Sharks on Sat 30 Jan 2021. Sharks won 2-1

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