Reigning champions Tusker assume KPL leadership after goals from Obadiah Ndege and right back Joackins Atudo silence the bankers
League defending champions Tusker FC assumed leadership of the Kenya Premier league after registering a deserved 2-0 win over KCB in a league match played at the Nairobi City Stadium on Monday.
Substitute striker Obadiah Ndege and right back Joackins Atudo goals in the second half were enough to secure the win and the three vital points.
Ndege came in for winger Joshua Oyoo and had an instant impact picking along cross from Atudo in the box, capitalizing on the bankers’ defense confusion to fire past KCB’s goal keeper Kaleb Adola in the 56th minute.
Atudo then turned the scorer in the 62nd minute moment after he set up the first goal. He drove in a low free kick from about 30 yards which Adola was guilty of flipping into his own net.
It will be a day to forget for Adola, more so that the league is heading for the homestretch and the last thing teams would want is to drop points.
Tuskers are now top on 45 points same as second placed AFC Leopards who slid to position two. The brewers are ahead by virtue of their superior goal difference which stands at +17 while Leopards goal difference stands at +14.
The brewer’s next game is an away fixture against Karuturi Sports on Saturday .The defending champions were the deserved winners dominating possession as they pressed the opposition in their own half.
Matano who stuck to the squad that faced Sofapaka last week, made double substitutions in the second half bringing in Kenneth Wendo and Obadiah Ndege for Dennis Mukaisi and Joshua Oyoo respectively.
KCB’s deputy coach Peter Ambetsa, who held brief for his senior James Omondi, brought in former Gor Mahia winger Dan Makori with a quarter of an hour lefty on the clock and the left footed player made a good attempt with a neat pass to striker Jacob Keli whose attempt cannoned on the cross bar.