FOOTBALL By Washington Onyango
Tusker on Thursday came from a blueprint the entire model down to pause a 2nd half 2-1 comeback select over defending champions Gor Mahia in an appealing Football Kenya Federation Premier League match played at Ruaraka Grounds.
Eugene Asike struck on the demise to seal the three factors after Boniface Muchiri had restored parity for Tusker who went four factors clear off 2nd placed KCB atop the standings with 50 factors.
South Sudanese import Tito Okello had given Gor Mahia the lead within the 14th minute that observed them lead 1-0 on the break.
The select observed Tusker total a first Premier League double over Good sufficient’Ogalo after previously defeating them with a same ranking line within the main leg played final 300 and sixty five days in December.
New from claiming the one real Caf Champions League designate, the league leaders are surely unbeaten of their final four fits and enjoy now stretched their lead between them and Gor to 11 factors.
Tusker kicked off the match on the offensive with Sammy Miseh’s 2nd minute free-kick troubling Gad Mathews in blueprint for Gor Mahia who change into pressured to blueprint a tripple place after holding out Boniface Muchiri and Henry Meja rebounds.
The first smartly-known particular person change into adopted by a still 10 minutes of either aspect taking part in agreeable and cautious now not to concede an early blueprint.
Nonetheless, it change into Gor who struck first thru Okello. Muguna sizable free kick shipping from the factual aspect came across the venerable Vipers striker unmarked within the sector earlier than taping it house.
Five minutes later, Kevin Okoth sent Muchiri thru with a sizable thru depart but he placed his resultant effort real wide from Mathews blueprint.
Okello change into equipped with an alternate to double the scores again from the free kick but this time he sent his strive wide within the 22nd minute.
Muchiri again came across himself clear earlier than sending a sizable shot on blueprint from the perimeter of the sector but change into silenced by Mathews.
Odenyi Faraj hit the put up for Tusker moments later after connecting to a base from Brian Marita earlier than Okoth narrowly overlooked an equalizer from a 20-yard volley that beat Mathews but overlooked the target as the brewers went on the break trailing 1-0.
In the 2nd half, Muchiri restored parity with an daring free-kick as Asike would go it unhurried to seal the select for Tusker after heading house Sammy Meja’s nook to get all three factors.
Gor winless poke stretched to four fits after the loss.