After holding the previous champions within the first half, the Eastlanders had been unable to stop the guests from scoring within the second half
Tusker remained within the title race after beating Kariobangi Sharks 1-0 in a Soccer Kenya Federation Premier League assembly at Utalii Floor on Sunday.
Chris Onyango scored the one purpose that separated the Nairobi sides within the second half, and later Douglas Mokaya’s penalty was saved by Tusker’s Mike Wanjala.
Brandon Obiero saved Kariobangi Sharks from taking place within the sixth minute after Luke Namanda broke into their field and fired a strong low drive, however the custodian was fast to react and clear the hazard.
Onyango would have opened the scoring within the fifteenth minute, however he shot broad with a transparent probability from shut vary as Tusker settled sooner into the sport than the Eastlands aspect. A mixture from midfield between Henry Meja and Onyango virtually gave the Brewers an opener, however Obiero was alert sufficient to make sure the ultimate cross from Meja didn’t attain Onyango’s ready toes within the twenty second minute.
Obero was made to work as soon as extra within the twenty ninth minute as he dived to his left and parried away an effort by Boniface Muchiri who had been put by on purpose by Onyango. Robert Matano needed to make a change within the thirty eighth minute when Robert Mboya was injured and goalkeeper Wanjala needed to be thrown into motion.
Meja, who has been included within the Cecafa U23 squad by coach Stanley Okumbi, was unfortunate to seek out the again of the online within the forty second minute when his effort hit the crossbar with Obiero all however crushed. The 2016 Premier League winners received an opener within the 62nd minute when Onyango’s scientific header discovered the backpost after he had been picked by Sammy Meja.
William Muluya made two modifications within the 71st minute as Peter Lwasa and Erick Juma got here on for John Omondi and Julius Masaba respectively. Karioangi Sharks received a penalty within the 78th however Wanjala saved, ensuring Tusker didn’t share factors with their rivals. Erick Kapaito was fouled contained in the field and Mokaya couldn’t beat the Brewers’ goalkeeper, who got here on for his injured teammate.
Humphrey Mieno had to get replaced by Hashim Sempala after he picked up an harm and Apollo Otieno got here on for Faraj Ominde, whereas Jackson Macharia changed Meja in Matano’s last modifications within the 89th minute.
Kariobangi Sharks XI: Brandon Obiero, Fredrick Alushula, James Mazembe, Joshua Onyango, Tom Teka, Shaphan Oyugi, Douglas Mokaya, Reagan Odede, Julius Masaba, Erick Kapaito, John Omondi.
Subs: Brian Bwire, Alphonce Omija, Kuol Chuol, Peter Oudu, Boniface Mwangemi, Erick Juma, Peter Lwasa, Ibrahim Ochieng, Ibrahim Kitawi.
Tusker XI: Robert Mboya, Eric Ambunya, Sammy Meja, Eugene Asike, Christopher Oruchum, Humphrey Mieno, Luke Namanda, Chris Onyango, Henry Meja, Faraj Odeny, Boniface Muchiri.
Subs: Mike Wanjala, Rodgers Aloro, Apollo Otieno, Kevin Monyi, Hashim Sempala, Jackson Macharia, Michael Madoya, Erick Zakayo.