February 12, 2022 Patrick Korir

Head-to-head: Nzoia Sugar (H) vs Nairobi City Stars (A): 2021-22 FKF-PL season

City Stars players celebrate a long goal by Rodgers Okumu that earned a 1-0 win over Nzoia United at Narok Stadium on Fri 25 June 2021

For only the second time, Nzoia Sugar will host Nairobi City Stars in an FKF Premier League match on Sunday 13 February 2022 in Sudi Stadium.

The upcoming tie will be historic as City Stars has never visited Sudi Stadium to play Nzoia Sugar.

During the reverse game last season, Nzoia ‘hosted’ City Stars in Narok following a coronavirus-influenced lockdown of their County.

It ended 1-0 in favor of City Stars thanks to a late Rodgers Okuse Okumu goal.

During the first leg game played in Ruraka in December 2021, Nzoia Sugar returned home with a point after forcing a 0-0 draw.

In the Sudi game, City Stars will be seeking all available points considering they dropped two crucial ones at home.

Between the first leg and the reverse game, there will be a new coach in charge of the host team, hence a new approach.

Salim Babu has since taken over from Ibrahim Shikanda who was in charge of the December game.

For City Stars, there are no changes as Nicholas Muyoti is still the man at the helm. He was once Sudi-based, and he will be up against a team he handled during his formative years as a coach.

Other than Muyoti, Dennis Decha Wanjala will also be returning to his former home for the Sunday tie. The left-back crossed over in the offseason from Nzoia Sugar to joinΒ Simba wa Nairobi.

Heading to the Sudi game, Nzoia sits 16th in the 18-team log with 11 points while City Stars is third with a 20-point buffer on 31-points.

Form-wise, Nzoia head to the game on the back of two away draws against FC Talanta (2-2) and league leaders Kakamega Homeboyz (1-1) as City Stars carry a similar 1-1 draw over Homeboyz and a 1-0 away win over Kariobangi Sharks.

Who wins this one?

Summary

City Stars away games vs Nzoia Sugar; Wins (1), Draws (0), Loses (0). Total – 1

25-06-21; Nzoia Sugar vs Nairobi City Stars, 0-1 (W)
13-02-22; Nzoia Sugar vs Nairobi City Stars, ??

City Stars

City Stars left back Bolton Omwenga taking on Nzoia United centre back Elvis Ronack during a round 21 premier league game in Narok on Fri 25 June 2021. City Stars won it 1-0

City Stars

Elvis Ronack eyes the ball on Nicholas Kipkirui’s during a Nzoia United – Nairobi City Stars game at Narok Stdium on Fri 25 June 2021. City Stars won it 1-0

City Stars, Muki

Nairobi City Stars skipper Anthony ‘Muki’ Kimani skipping away from Nzoia Sugar left-back Vincent Mahiga during an 8th round FKF Premier League match on Wed 8 Dec 2021 in Ruaraka. It ended 0-0

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