On Tuesday 2 March 2021, Nairobi City Stars will host Mathare United at Kasarani (outer) starting 3pm in a round 14 Premier League game.
It will be Premier league game number 25 between the two as, from 2004 to 2016, City Stars and Mathare United have met 24 times.
City Stars were relegated at the close of the 2016 and have never met Mathare while in the lower tier since.
From the previous 24 encounters, Mathare United has won 11 games, City Stars six and the other seven have ended in draws.
In 12 previous games hosted by City Stars, it’s equal stats as it’s been four wins and as many draws and losses.
When the two last faced off on 14 August 2016, Mathare carried the day with a 1-0 win at Nyayo Stadium. Robinson Kamura’s goal proved the difference.
That win brought City Stars two straight wins over Mathare at the same venue to an end.
Though the encounters have been numerous, City Stars has never hosted Mathare United outside Thika Stadium and City Stadium (1 game each), Hope centre (eight games) and Nyayo Stadium (twice).
The game will be played at the outer Kasarani (warm up) surface for the first time ever.
Into the Tuesday affair, Mathare United carries a loss and draw against Bidco United and Wazito as City Stars trots with two wins over Zoo FC and Western Stima.
Simba wa Nairobi currently sits 12th in the 18-team standings with 16 points, seven ahead of Mathare United currently placed 16th.
While Salim Ali will lead Mathare on Tuesday, City Stars will have Bosnian Sanjin Alagic on the touchline.
Sanjin will become coach no. 12 to lead City Stars against a Mathare outfit after Robert Matano (5 games), John Bobby Ogola (3), Oliver Page (1), Ken Odhiambo (5), Gideon Ochieng (2), Charles Omondi (2), Tim Bryet (1), Robinson Ndubuisi (1), Gabriel Njoroge (1), Richard Tamale Pinto (1).
Who takes this one?
KPL Games: 24 games
Games hosted by City Stars
23-Apr-05; World Hope vs Mathare United, Thika Stadium, 1-2 (L)
7-Jan-06: World Hope vs Mathare United, City Stadium, 1-1 (D)
15-Oct-06: World Hope vs Mathare United, Hope Centre, 1-2 (L)
2-Aug-08: World Hope vs Mathare United, Hope Centre, 1-0 (W)
30-Jul-09: City Stars vs Mathare United, Hope Centre, 0-2 (L)
21-Feb-10: City Stars vs Mathare United, Hope Center, 2-2 (D)
11-Jun-11: City Stars vs Mathare United, Hope Centre, 2-0 (W)
15-Sep-12: City Stars vs Mathare United, Hope Centre, 1-1 (D)
29-Jun-13: City Stars vs Mathare United, Hope Centre, 1-0 (W)
8-Nov-14: City Stars vs Mathare United, Hope Centre, 0-0 (D)
7-Aug-15: City Stars vs Mathare United, Nyayo Stadium, 2-0 (W)
14-Aug-16: City Stars vs Mathare United, Nyayo Stadium, 0-1 (L)
2-Mar-2021: City Stars vs Mathare United, Kasarani Annex, ?