For just the third time in the Kenyan Premier League, Nairobi City Stars will host Nzoia Sugar, this time in a 32nd-round tie on Saturday 3 June 2023 in Kasarani Annex starting at 3.15 pm.
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MATCH | #32
???? | Saturday 3rd June
City Stars Fc ???? Nzoia united FC
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⏰ | 1515hrs
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The two have never faced off in Kasarani Annex which becomes the third venue in as many matches.
During the first-ever meeting between the two in any competition, on 29 November 2020, in the opening game of the 2020/21 season, Simba wa Nairobi hosted Nzoia Sugar in Narok and won 2-0.
In the next game, an eighth-round clash in the 2021/22 season played on 8 December 2021, City Stars hosted Nzoia in Ruaraka, a game that ended 0-0.
City Stars heads to the game on the high of a 2-1 win over AFC Leopards in the last game played in Nyayo Stadium on Monday while title-chasing Nzoia Sugar is smarting from a 1-0 home loss to bogey team Kariobangi Sharks.
Even then, tablewise, City Stars sits 15th on the 18-team log with 33 points, 27 points behind the third-placed Nzoia Sugar.
Coaching-wise, Simba wa Nairobi’s Nicholas Muyoti will be coming up against his counterpart Salim Babu who masterminded a 1-0 win in Sudi Stadium during the first leg.
Who will win this one?
KPL home games vs Nzoia Sugar-2: Nairobi City Stars wins (1), Draws (1), Loses (0)
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, 0-0 (D)
03 Jun 2023: Nairobi City Stars vs Nzoia Sugar, ??