May 13, 2023 Patrick Korir

Head-to-head: Nairobi City Stars (H) vs Bandari (A): 2022/23 FKF Premier League season

City Stars in Mbaraki for a game against Bandari on Sun 29 Jan 2023. Bandari won the controversial game 2-1

Nairobi City Stars will host Bandari in a matchday 30 FKF Premier League game in Ruaraka on Sunday 14 Ma 2023 starting at 3 pm.

From the records, it will be game number 18 between the two sides since the year 2009.

Narrowed down, it will be game number nine for City Stars as hosts to Bandari. From the previous nine, Simba wa Nairobi has registered four wins, a loss, with the other three ending in draws.

The two faced off in Ruaraka on 2 April 2022 last season, with City Stars posting a 2-1 win. 13 and a half months later, the two will meet once again at the same venue.


The season before, City St ars took out the same side 2-0 in KAsarani Annex in a second-round game played in December 2021.

Nairobi City Stars head to the game on the back of identical 0-0 draws against Kakamega Homeboyz and champions Tusker and after a 1-1 draw against Ulinzi Stars in the most recent game.

On their part, Bandari is on the high of a 7-2 whacking of Vihiga Bullets, and a 3-0 win over Mathare United, all in Mombasa within the just-ended week. Prior to the two wins, Bandari had forced KCB to a 0-0 draw in Nairobi.

It will be yet another game for coach Nicholas Muyoti against Bandari who will be led at the touchline by Sheikh Twahir Muhidin holding forte since the exit of coach Anthony Kimani.

Table-wise, City Stars head to the game placed 15th with 29 points from as many games while Bandari is up sixth with 47 points.

Who wins this one?


KPL (home) games to Bandari: 8; City Stars wins (4), Bandari wins (1), Draws (3)

08-Mar-09; City Stars vs Bandari, 1-1 (D)
29-Oct-11; City Stars vs Bandari, 2-1 (W)
23-Oct-13; City Stars vs Bandari, 1-1 (D)
23-Feb-14; City Stars vs Bandari, 1-0 (W)
01-Apr-15; City Stars vs Bandari, 0-1 (L)
18-Feb-16; City Stars vs Bandari, 2-2 (D)
11-Dec-20; City Stars vs Bandari, 2-0 (W)
2-Apr-22; City Stars vs Bandari, 2-1 (W)

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