KPL Tit Bits: Kariobangi Sharks shock Tusker as Mathare United drop points again

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Goal reveals the talking points from the weekend that saw brewers suffer defeat as the 'Slum Boys' failed to take advantage at the league summit

The Kenyan Premier League round of 15 matches produced some talking point over the weekend, key among them second placed Mathare United dropping points yet again in their fifth straight game.

Goal reveals the talking points from the weekend that also saw Tusker coach Robert Matano suffer first defeat since taking charge at the former champions.

  1. Goal Kenya.

    #1 Matano lose first match at Tusker

    Former champions Tusker were reduced to mere mortals by Kariobangi Sharks at Ruaraka Grounds. Coach William Muluya inflicted a first league defeat on Robert Matano, who had gone for three straight wins since he took over the leadership of the Brewers mid in April in a 2-1 victory. Matano had secured victories against Wazito, Sony Sugar and Bandari but his fine run of form was brought to a halt by Sharks, who attacked twice away in Ruaraka.

  2. Mathare United.

    #2 Mathare drop 12th point in a row

    Second-placed Mathare United failed to bridge the gap between them and leaders Gor Mahia after they were held to a draw by Bandari. The Dockers outstanding display on Saturday ensured that Francis Kimanzi will head into week 16 still waiting for the first win in five games. Mathare United have since dropped 12 points in the last five games with their last win coming against Tusker on April 8.

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    #3 Sharks end a seven-match drought

    Kariobangi Sharks finally picked a win after 630 minutes of labour with not much to show from. Sharks, who had gone for seven matches without victory, finally found their teeth in a 2-1 win over Tusker at the Ruaraka Grounds. The result also brought to an end, a three-match winning run for Tusker coach Robert Matano, who signed for the brewers’ after being sacked by AFC Leopards.

  4. Mathare United.

    #4 KPL players strike before kick-off

    Several KPL matches were delayed by at least five minutes after players unanimously joined the ‘go-glow’ in solidarity with the suffering colleague. KPL players, who have been wearing the red ribbon as a form of protest due to delayed payment of their salaries, upped their game with a sit-in, just moments before the kick-off. Bandari and Mathare United players led the way when they took to the ground on Saturday.

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    #5 Nakumatt rally to hold AFC

    The Shoppers came from two goals down to grab a vital point against a sloppy AFC Leopards at Machakos Stadium on Saturday. A once cash-strapped Nakumatt side stretched their new found form that also saw the team beat Zoo FC 3-2 the previous weekend with the impeccable display against Ingwe when they came from two goals down to settle for a point. Nakumatt have seen a great resurgence since the takeover by a City politician a few months ago.