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  • May 11, 2014
  • • 15:00
  • • Kinoru Stadium, Meru

Tusker 3-1 KRA: Brewers bounce back to winning ways after cruising past tax men

Tusker 3-1 KRA: Brewers bounce back to winning ways after cruising past tax men

Timothy Olobulu.

Goals from Clifford Alwanga, Brian Osumba and Lloyd Wahome helped former champions recover from a win less run stretching three matches

Former champions Tusker registered a well deserved 3-1 win over Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) at Meru, Kinoru Stadium on Sunday.

Goals from Clifford Alwanga in the 35th minute, Brian Osumba in the 53rd minute and Lloyd Wahome in the 85th minute helped Tusker to bounce back to winning ways after a three match losing streak.

For KRA, it was their first defeat in six matches. Their only goal of the match was scored by Barrack Odhiambo in 68th minute. The brewers could easily have been three goals up before the end of first half had they utilised their chances.

Coming into the match from a long losing streak, the brewers were on fire and showed every intention to pick maximum points. Coach Francis Kimanzi paraded an attack minded side starting Congolese striker Bob Mugalia for his third start this season.

Tusker's first chance of the match came early. Athman Buki failed to tap home an open chance in the 6th minute and then Jockins Atudo was denied from a long range free-kick. Clifford Alwanga, who was wasteful in the first half, set up Brian Osumba at the tenth minute mark but the latter failed to tap home.

Two minutes later Kevin Kimani forced KRA goalkeeper Philip Odhiambo to a desperate save resulting in first corner of the match. Alwanga finally scored in 35th minute after he chipped home an Athman Buki pass.

The brewers kept up the pressure even as second half kicked-off as Lloyd Wahome failed to head home from a Jockins Atudo throw in. Osumba made up for the miss in 53rd minute after he dispossed a KRA defender to score. But the tax men pulled back in 68th minute from Barack Odhiambo.

The goal inspired KRA and they should have got a second almost immediately. Howewer, it was Tusker, who had the last laugh with a Lloyd Wahome goal to pick maximum points.