Nairobi City Stars vs Sofapaka: Preview, stats, and team news.
In round 27, Batoto Ba Mungu faces Nicholas Muyoti’s Nairobi City Stars on Saturday in the FKF Premier League fixture.
The two teams last faced off on December 2021, at Danson Mwanyumba Stadium in an encounter. Sofapaka thrashed City Stars 3-1.
Below is a sneak preview of all you need to know ahead of the Match Day 27
Heading into match day 27, Nicholas Muyoti’s side is third on the table with 45 points, a 15-point difference with Sofapaka, who is 12th. In the last three fixtures, Muyoti’s charges have registered seven points from a possible nine, while Sofapaka have managed three points.
Both teams have played 20 matches between them. Sofapaka have been the better side, winning 11 and City Stars five, while four other fixtures ended in draws.
Ahead of the matchday 27 tie, David Ouma’s side will miss the services of David Kingatua, who is out after suffering a meniscus injury.
City Stars will rely on Ezekiel Odera and Anthony Kimani, who have been deadly in front of goal and will be tasked with scoring early on, while Sofapaka will bank on Joseph Waithera and Lawrence Juma for goals.
The Saturday fixture will be the 21st meeting between the two sides. In the reverse encounter in December, Joe Waithera, Alex Imbusia, and Lawrence Juma’s second-half goals earned Batoto Ba Mungu a convincing 3-1 win at Danson Mwanyumba Stadium.
The match will be staged at the Ruaraka Complex in Nairobi.