December 23, 2020 Patrick Korir

Head to head: Nairobi City Stars (H) vs Vihiga United (A)

Nairobi City Stars takes on Vihiga United on Wednesday 23 December 2020 at the Utalii grounds starting 1pm in a fifth round FKF Premier League clash. 

Just as was the case against Nzoia Sugar in the season opener in Narok and the fourth round game against Bidco United, the upcoming game is historic, as City Stars and Vihiga United have never faced off in the Premier League.

The two sides earned promotion at the close of last season – City Stars as champions while Vihiga United came through as playoff winners having ended the regular season placed third.

Though there are no top flights duels, the two sides have dueled four times in the second tier National Super League (NSL); twice in 2017 and as many times in the 2019/20 season.

The 2017 season saw Vihiga United top the NSL to earn promotion where they lasted a season before revisiting the same stage in 2018/19.

City Stars has hosted Vihiga United twice; in May 2017 and in September 2019 at Camp Toyoyo and Hope Centre. On both occasions it ended 0-0.

The other games; played at Mumias Complex in Nov 2017 and Jan 2019 ended in a 2-0 win for Vihiga and 1-0 win for City Stars, respectively.

Who wins the upcoming one that many have termed as an ‘NSL derby’? Keep tabs with our social media pages for live updates on the game.

Head to head summary

KPL: 0 games

NSL: 4 times

21-May-17: City Stars vs Vihiga United, Camp Toyoyo (0-0)
8-Nov-17: Vihiga United (W) vs City Stars, Mumias Complex (2-0 Bernard Ochieng, Patrick Okullo)
14-Sep-19; City Stars vs Vihiga United, Hope Centre (0-0)
26-Jan-20: Vihiga United vs City Stars (W), Mumias Complex (0-1 Davis Agesa)
23-Dec-20: City Stars vs Vihiga United, Utalii Grounds (?)

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