Super-sub Wycliffe Ochomo denies Tusker maximum points after a draw with Bandari

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Bandari cut Mathare United's lead at the top to within a point

Wycliffe Ochomo denied Tusker a chance to move third in the Kenyan Premier League table after he came off the bench to help Bandari pick a point in a 1-1 draw on Thursday.  

Tusker needed three points to dislodge Gor Mahia from third place and they looked set to doing just that until Ochomo rose from the bench to cancel out Boniface Muchiri’s first-half opener.

The draw left Tusker six-point adrift of leaders Mathare United who are the summit with 24 points.

Tusker kicked-off the game on the right gear forcing two corners within the first five minutes but they didn’t make good use of the opportunities.

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Boniface Muchiri gave Tusker the lead with a beautiful flick past Faruk Shikhalo after he received a pass from captain Hashim Sempala with just four minutes to the break.

But Substitute Wycliffe Ochomo came off the bench to cancel the Tusker’s advantage just a few minutes after Shikhalo had denied Muchiri from the other end. Bandari won a free-kick from a promising position; Wadri delivered and Ochomo headed home to restore parity.

Tusker pushed for the winner and Clyde Senaji came close, after cutting through the defense but his last shot went straight into Shikhalo’s hands.