For only the sixth time in the Premier League, Nairobi City Stars will host Posta Rangers in a matchday 21 tie to be held at Thika Stadium on Wednesday 9 March 2022 starting 3 pm.
BRING THE MAILERS ON!
FKF-PL | Round 23
🗓 | Wednesday 9th March 2022
🆚 Posta Rangers FC
🏆 | #FKF
⏰ | 1500 EAT
🏟 | Thika Stadium
BETTER MUST COME#𝕊𝕚𝕞𝕓𝕒𝕎𝕒ℕ𝕒𝕚𝕣𝕠𝕓𝕚
— Official Nairobi City Stars Fc (@NrbCityStars) March 9, 2022
Never has City Stars beaten Rangers as hosts, as the past five encounters in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016 and 2021 all ended in even-stevens.
The first two games ended in 1-1 draws and the next two in barren draws while the last one ended in a 2-2 draw after Nicholas Kipkirui bundled home an injury-time leveler in Ruaraka.
From the archives, the Wednesday game will be, overall in the topflight, the 12th encounter between the two. City Stars has only won once in the past eleven games and Posta twice.
For the first time ever, City Stars will host Rangers at the Thika Stadium, the same venue that hosted the first leg game of the current 2021/22 season.
That game, hosted by Rangers, ended in a 1-1 draw after Simba wa Nairobi came from behind for a share of the pie.
Between the first leg and now, Rangers has had a change in coaching with Salim Ali as the new man in charge taking over from Stanley Okumbi.
City Stars bench is as-is and once again Nicholas Muyoti will be leading his charges against the Rangers at the Thika Stadium.
From the last set of games, City Stars and Rangers are reeling from defeats, incidentally at the same venue on the same day last week.
Rangers went down 3-1 to log-leaders Kakamega Homeboyz and soon after City Stars fell 2-0 to Bidco United.
The defeats by either side serve up the perfect tone for a Wednesday game in Thika.
Table wise, City Stars is up third on the log with 35 points, as Rangers is seventh with 29 points.
Who comes out tops in this one?
KPL Home games vs Rangers – 5; Wins (0), Draws (5), Loses (0)
28-Mar-10; City Stars vs Posta Rangers, 1-1 (D)
30-Jul-11; City Stars vs Posta Rangers, 1-1 (D)
19-Feb-12; City Stars vs Posta Rangers, 0-0 (D)
22-May-16; City Stars vs Posta Rangers, 0-0 (D)
14-Aug-21; City Stars vs Posta Rangers, 2-2 (D)