Kenya Tusker end rivals AFC Leopards’ good run in FKF league

AFC Leopards’ good run in the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Premier League came to an end after losing 1-0 against Tusker in a fixture at Machakos Stadium on Sunday.

In the matchday 24 fixture, the Brewers scored the all-important goal in the 34th minute when a corner kick delivered by Mike Oduor deceived Ingwe players Randy Bakari and Arthur Gitego before taking a deflection and finding the back of the net.

Though Ingwe fought hard to level matters, the Brewers held on to end their 10-game run without defeat in the league and collect four points from them, having drawn the first meeting 0-0 on December 4. The defeat saw Ingwe drop to the eighth position with 34 points accumulated from eight wins, 10 draws, and six defeats. Kakamega Homeboyz, who sealed a double over Ulinzi Stars after winning 2-0 against the Soldiers at Bukhungu Stadium on Sunday, jumped to seventh with 37 points.

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Meanwhile, Posta Rangers suffered a second straight defeat after going down 5-1 against Kariobangi Sharks. A double from Julius Masaba, and a goal apiece courtesy of John Makwatta, Leon Otieno, and Fortune Omoto ensured that Sharks carried the day to move to the 12th slot with 27 points.

On the other hand, the defeat was the second straight for the Mailmen, who had lost 4-0 against Gor Mahia in their previous assignment and they dropped to fifth with 39 points. At Police Sacco Stadium, Muhoroni Youth managed to snatch a vital point following their 1-1 draw against Kenya Police. The point pushed Muhoroni to 22 points, four more than Shabana, who are a place below them in 17th and had suffered a 3-2 defeat against KCB on Saturday.

The relegation battle remained a close affair with Tore Bobe, Nzoia, and Muhoroni in danger of facing the axe. Despite their 1-1 draw against FC Talanta, Nzoia remained rooted at the bottom with 17 points and are the only side to have lost 15 matches so far this season.


Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with en.Africatopsports.com.

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