For only the second time in the premier league, Nairobi City Stars will host Nzoia Sugar in an eighth round FKF Premier League tie on Wednesday 8 December 2021 in Ruaraka starting 1 pm.
It will a first time meeting at Ruaraka as during the season opening game last season – in their maiden top flight clash – Simba wa Nairobi hosted Nzoia Sugar in Narok.
In that game, City Stars ran out 2-0 winners thanks to goals by field skipper Anthony Muki Kimani and Oliver Maloba in a two minute blitz.
The only other premier league tie between the two was last seasons’ reverse tie that was also held at Narok due to covid 19 restrictions that prevented Nzoia Sugar from hosting the game at the Sudi Stadium in Bungoma.
Both teams head to the game dented as City Stars fell 2-1 in their last assignment to Kariobangi Sharks in Ruaraka as Nzoia went down 1-0 to visiting Kakamega Homeboyz in Sudi.
Stretching back to last season’s opener, there is a change in coaches on either end.
While Nicholas Muyoti is in for Bosnian Sanjin Alagic at City Stars, Ibrahim Shikanda is the man in charge of Peter Mwaura.
Tablewise, City Stars is up fifth with 13 points compared to Nzoia who are further down at 17th spot with two points.
Who will win this one?
KPL Games-2: Nairobi City Stars wins (2)
Home games hosted by City Stars
29 Nov 2020: Nairobi City Stars vs Nzoia Sugar, 2-0 (W)
08 Dec 2021: Nairobi City Stars vs Nzoia Sugar, ??