Nairobi City Stars will, for only the fifth time since the year 2013, host Kakamega Homeboyz in the premier league, this time during a 27th-round tie in Kasarani Annex on Wednesday 26 April 2023 starting at 1 p.m.
It is the first time since 24th January 2022 that Simba wa Nairobi will be home to Abana Beingo.
In the last meeting, in Ruaraka, City Stars needed a late equalizer from Rodgers Okuse Okumu to cancel out substitute Gaetan Masha’s second-half goal for a share of the spoils as the game ended 1-1.
From the previous four home games against Homeboyz in Nairobi, City Stars has registered two wins, a loss, and the Ruaraka draw last year.
The most uncommon factor in the upcoming tie is that the two have never faced off at the Kasarani Annex.
Both teams come to the game on the back of two straight league wins. Homeboyz comes to the game with a 2-0 win over Vihiga Bullets while City Stars parades a 2-1 win over Kariobangi Sharks earned at the same venue on Saturday.
Once again, coach Nicholas Muoti will be leading Simba wa Nairobi against a Homeboz side that will be handled by Patrick Odhiambo.
Into the game, City Stars sits 15th in the 18-team log with 26 points, and are 12 points behind seventh-placed Homeboyz.
Who wins this one?
KPL home Games vs Homeboyz: Total (3); Wins (2), Draws (1), Loses (1)
25-May-13: City Stars vs Homeboyz, 1-0 (W)
30-Oct-16: City Stars vs Homeboyz, 1-3 (L)
19-Jun-21: City Stars vs Homeboyz, 1-0 (W)
24-Jan-22: City Stars vs Homeboyz, 1-1 (D)
26-Apr-23: City Stars vs Homeboyz, ??