Tusker FC will host Nairobi City Stars in Machakos Stadium on Saturday 11 November 2023, starting 3 p.m., in matchday eleven of the 2023/24 FKF Premier League.
— Official Nairobi City Stars Fc (@NrbCityStars) November 8, 2023
It is the first time in 349 days that Tusker will be hosting Simba wa Nairobi in the league.
The last meet was in Ruaraka on 27 November 2022 during matchday two of the past season. Then, Tusker came from a goal down to see off a disjointed City Stars 4-1.
The game had initially been planned for Ruaraka but due to the prevailing weather conditions, a soggy surface necessitated the shift in venue to Machakos, 64 km away from Nairobi.
Tusker has never hosted City Stars in Machakos before making the upcoming game a unique one.
Notwithstanding, the two sides met in that venue back on 27 Feb 2016 during a matchday three game in the 2016 Premier League season, but with City Stars as hosts. 2,814 days later, the two face off in Machakos in the top league but with Tusker as the hosts.
It will be game no. 31 in the top flight between the two since the year 2003, but game 16 with Tusker as the home team.
From the previous 15 games away to Tusker, Simba wa Nairobi has managed five wins, three draws, and lost the other seven.
In those 15 games, Tusker has outscored City Stars 19 goals to 15. Of the 15 games, City Stars has only failed to score against Tusker on three occasions and has scored, at least a goal, in the last nine straight away games.
The game will see City Stars coach Nicholas Muyoti come up against his Tusker counterpart Robert Matano for the fifth time in the last three seasons.
Into the game, Tusker carries a 2-1 away loss to Muranga SEAL from the last round to the game as Simba wa Nairobi parades a 3-2 win over AFC Leopards.
Table-wise, City Stars sits eleventh on the 19-team log with 12 points, with a one-point buffer over Tusker currently sitting in the 13th spot.
— FKF Premier League (@Officialfkfpl) November 9, 2023
Who wins this one?
City Stars away games vs Tusker; Wins (5), Draws (3), Loses (7). Total – 15
17-Oct-04; Tusker vs World Hope, 1-0 (L)
2-Jul-06; Tusker vs World Hope, 1-0 (L)
21-Jul-07; Tusker vs World Hope, 3-1 (L)
20-Aug-08; Tusker vs World Hope, 0-2 (W)
4-Apr-09; Tusker vs City Stars, 1-1 (D)
9-May-10Tusker vs City Stars, 1-0 (L)
17-Jul-11; Tusker vs City Stars, 2-1 (L)
11-Feb-12; Tusker vs City Stars, 2-1 (L)
20-Sep-13; Tusker vs City Stars, 2-3 (W)
19-Sep-14; Tusker vs City Stars, 1-1 (D)
21-Aug-15; Tusker vs City Stars, 0-1 (W)
23-Oct-16; Tusker vs City Stars, 1-1 (D)
30-Jul-21; Tusker vs City Stars, 0-1 (W)
16-Jan-22; Tusker vs City Stars, 0-1 (W)
27-Nov-22; Tusker vs City Stars, 4-1 (L)
10-Nov-23; Tusker vs City Stars, ??