Nairobi City Stars will not be traveling to Sudi in Bukembe to play home team Nzoia United, but to Narok, for a round 22 premier league tie on Friday 25 June 2021 starting 3 pm.
The venue changes were necessitated due to a lockdown of some counties last week by the Government of Kenya following a spike in Coronavirus numbers.
The Government shutdown also locked out sports, and at that, premier league teams the affected counties that include Busia, Vihiga, Kisii, Nyamira, Kakamega, Bungoma, Kericho, Bomet, Trans Nzoia, Kisumu, Siaya, Homa-Bay and Migori, have been forced to look elsewhere for playing surfaces.
Unable to host the game in their traditional backyard Sudi, Nzoia were forced to seek an alternate and have since confirmed Narok Stadium for the upcoming game that was initlaly planned for Thursday before a shift to Friday.
FKF-Premier League managers have since confirmed the same officially;
“We wish to inform you (City Stars) that there is a change of the match venue for the match mentioned above,”
“The match shall now take place at Narok Stadium and not Sudi Stadium as earlier scheduled.”
Narok Stadium was ‘home’ to City Stars in their season opener against the same Nzoia, a historic game at that, at the end of November 2020. City Stars won 2-0 with goals from Anthony Kimani and Oliver Maloba.