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After edging out City Stars to inch closer to the top of the standing, Tusker tactician Robert Matano says they are now focusing on weekend duel against the soldiers

Kenyan Premier League champions Tusker FC inched closer to the top of the league standings following a win over Nairobi City Stars in a mid-week clash on Wednesday.

The win elevated Tusker to 6th position and they have played two matches less than the front runners.

The brewers’ tactician Robert Matano has now shifted his immediate attention to their weekend clash against former champions Ulinzi Stars at the Nyayo Stadium.

“The win against City Stars is now in the past and we now shift all our attention to our next game. My policy is taking a step at a time. Ulinzi of course is a very tough side and that will be a very tough match. We have to work very hard to beat the soldiers’,” Matano told Goal.com.

Matano expressed an injury concern on midfielder Collins ‘Gattuso’ Okoth, but he believes the former Gor Mahia player will be fit for the weekend clash.

“It is not so much of a serious threat but I had to substitute him after he picked up a knock on his knee. I had to rest him because he has also played many games.”

Matano lamented that his players are getting fatigued with congested schedule since they are forced to play a game after every three days.

“The players were very tired at some point and it was evidently clear. We have to pay the price of representing the country in the Africa Champions League but I am confident we will cope with the situation.”

Tusker FC played against Mathare last Wednesday in the KPL Top 8 tournament, then travelled to Nakuru to play against Western Stima. On Wednesday, they were up against City Stars and will take on Ulinzi on Saturday and then play Gor Mahia in the KPL Top 8 semi-final first leg on Wednesday.

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