Tusker FC could not replicate the good form they showed in the cup competitions when it came to Kenyan Premier League (KPL) duties with the league resuming after a two week break, the Brewers were on the losing end in a 2 – 3 home loss to Muhoroni Youth.
The match, the first of a double header at the Nyayo National Stadium on Friday 2 October saw the hosts go behind on the 44th minute courtesy of a Wycliffe Ochomo goal and though Noah Wafula restored parity early in the second half and Eugene Asike went on to score after George Mandela had restored Muho’s lead, Tusker suffered a loss with Abbas Akinyemi grabbing the winner with a late penalty.
The defeat condemned Tusker to a seventh straight winless match in the league and adds to the speculation that head coach Francis Kimanzi could be fired after the season ends.
The coach, however, could save face with silverware in the season as the team is still taking part in the GOtv Shield and Top 8 Cup.
In the second match of the day, Mathare United ended their five match winless streak with a 2 – 1 victory over bottom of the table side Nakuru AllStars at the Nyayo national Stadium.
Robinson Kamura got the opener for the 2008 KPL champions Mathare United on the seventh minute but seven minutes later they were pegged back by a Lwamba Mulondwa goal and the scores stayed level until the hour mark with Eric Johanna winning a penalty to see Noah Abich score the goal that stood on to earn the Slum Boys a win.
The Kenyan Premier League continues on Saturday with two matches on the cards while the final two of the weekend will be played on Sunday 4 October.