kpl result: Mathare edged out Tusker to go top
Football 12 January 2019 14:45 GMT
Mathare United returned to the top of the KPL with a 2-1 win over Tusker in a Kenyan Premier League clash played at the Ruaraka Grounds.
Mathare opened the scoring through Johnstone Omurwa while the effervescent James Kinyanjui doubled the lead as Peter Nzuki pulled one goal back for Tusker late on but couldn’t equalise.
Mathare whose threat from set pieces has delivered several wins in the current campaign took the lead as Kevin Kimani fell to Johnstone Omurwa who controlled the ball with ease to fire it into the net and hand the away side the lead on 24 minutes.
The brewers almost equalised with striker Timothy Otieno effort hitting the crossbar with the former Gor Mahia striker left with his head in his hands with Owiny’s hands after David Juma headed the second pickings.
Kimanzi’s boys went two goals up, doubling their lead in the 68th minute when Cliff Nyakea slid in Kinyanjui to get his first Mathare United goal and increase the lead in the game
Tusker pulled one back in the 78th minute through Meja’s delivery from a freekick with a glancing header to bring back the brewers back in the contest.
Tusker starting XI: Emery Mvuyekure, Modest Aloro, Sammy Meja, Justin Omary, Lloyd Wahome, Hashim Sempala, Peter Nzuki, Sydney Ochieng, John Kamau, Timothy Otieno, David Juam.
Subs: Omondi, Collins Shivachi, Wandera, Macharia, Faraj, Muchiri, Amini.
Mathare United Starting XI: 26. Allan Owiny (GK) 16.David Owino 28.James Situma 19.Johnstone Omurwa 12.Andrew Juma 22.Roy Okal 29.Chrispin Oduor (C) 11.Cliff Nyakeya 17.James Kinyanjui 7.Kevin Kimani 9. Chris Ochieng’
Subs: 1.David Okello (GK) 5. Harun Junior 8.Alphonse Ndonye 5. Francis Omondi 27.Tyson Otieno 10.Ahmed Ahmad 21.Clifford Alwanga.