A historic clash is up in the air when Simba wa Nairobi lands in Muranga for a showdown against home team Muranga SEAL in a ninth-round 2023-24 FKF Premier League match at St. Sebastian Park on Wednesday 1 November 2023 starting at 3 p.m.
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— Official Nairobi City Stars Fc (@NrbCityStars) October 31, 2023
Never has City Stars set foot in Muranga for a game, and never have the two sides met in the Kenyan topflight, ever.
As a matter of fact, the two teams have only faced off just once before – on 18 November 2019 in Camp Toyoyo during a 15th-round clash in the second tier, National Super League during the 2019/20 season. It ended 0-0.
City Stars never visited Muranga that season for a round 34 reverse tie as the NSL season – as well as all leagues- was interrupted by the novel coronavirus pandemic.
It is however worth pointing out that, during the last two preseasons, the two sides have met in friendly games.
Heading to the game, City Stars is reeling from a 4-1 defeat against KCB at the weekend while Muranga SEAL parades a 1-1 away draw against Muhoroni Youth.
Touch-line-wise, the home team will be overseen by former Nairobi City Stars coach Gabriel Kingi Njoroge who will be up against Nicholas Muyoti. The two will come face-to-face for the first time in the top flight.
Table-wise, Muranga SEAL is fourth on the log with 14 points, with a five-point buffer over City Stars who are down at the 12th spot.
— FKF Premier League (@Officialfkfpl) October 29, 2023
Who wins the upcoming historic clash?