The Soccer Kenya Federation Premier League title is now squarely in Tusker FC’s destiny, after the league leaders beat Kakamega Homeboyz 2-0 on Friday to trudge three aspects fantastic of 2d placed KCB.
While the brewers were winners of their third final game of the season, KCB suffered a 2-1 loss by the fingers of relegation combating Vihiga United in Mumias, to maintain the bankers fall off the title tempo with two matches to trudge.
Tusker can wrap up the title on Wednesday in the occasion that they beat Nzoia Sugar away from home in Sudi and KCB tumble aspects by the fingers of AFC Leopards in Nairobi.
Momentarily, Tusker had fallen off the tempo after dropping away to Bandari FC in Mombasa. In Kisumu, KCB had beaten Western Stima 2-0 to trudge two aspects fantastic on top of the standings. But the bankers faltered with a design against Gor Mahia, enabling Tusker to grab help the lead with a steal against Sofapaka.
And now, the brewers are smelling their 12th league title to alter into the 2d joint most successful club in Kenya.
Against Homeboyz, Tusker were eager to get the game finished and dusted as soon as they might perhaps perhaps. They alternatively survived an early onslaught from Homeboyz with Vincent Ngesa clearing the ball off the line in a third minute counter.
The rebound fell on David Odhiambo and with keeper Emery Mvuyekure off his line, the striker might perhaps perhaps finest curl the ball inches over the bar.
After surviving a series of defensive chases with the swift Homeboyz, Tusker in a roundabout plot broke the impasse when Francis Omondi cleared the ball against his teammate Brian Eshihanda before it bounced into the web.
Rodgers Aloro had curled in a harmful freekick from the suitable which Henry Meja flicked in direction of aim, nevertheless Omondi’s strive to fantastic it off the line might perhaps perhaps finest find yourself in an like aim.
Six minutes later Tusker were 2-0 up when Mike Madoya, in finest his third start of the season looped a header over keeper David Juma as he rose unmarked within the box off one other birth from Aloro off a freekick.
Going to the spoil at 2-0 up and with news of KCB trailing 2-1 in Mumias, Tusker were soundless and relaxed after the spoil.
Coach Robert Matano made his veteran triple subs, bringing on Humphrey Mieno, Chris Onyango and Jackson Macharia for Madoya, Kevin Okoth and Meja. Two substitutes, Mieno and Ochieng nearly mixed for the third aim when Mieno despatched the latter by.
On the other hand, keeper Juma turned into mercurial off his line to block the difficulty. Ochieng had one other golden opportunity when he turned into despatched by by one other peach of a trudge from Macharia, nevertheless his strive at lifting the ball over the keeper turned into over.
On the diversified end, Tusker nearly let their guard down when the backline turned into caught flat footed, Stephen Opoku racing by to a Stephen Wakanya by trudge. On the other hand, Mvuyekure turned into mercurial off his line to get a first rate one on one block.
Tusker lightly managed the game and with Homeboyz initiating to leer harmful, Apollo Otieno turned into introduced in for Ngesa to solidify the midfield and lightly guard the victory.