By GILBERT WANDERA
This was the only match of the weekend, played yesterday, and with Tusker scheduled to be away for a couple of weeks in the regional tournament in Tanzania, it was a positive result and a major boost for their quest to win the club championships.
Joshua Oyoo and Obadiah Ndege scored a goal each for the KPL champions, who remain at the summit on 35 points.
Oyoo scored first in the 34th minute outpacing the Rangers defence to put the ball beyond Victor Omondi.
Omondi will blame himself for letting in the second goal after 52 minutes failing to keep out a simple and harmless shot from Obadiah Ndege.
Both teams threw in their best as soon as the match kicked off with both Ndege and Eric Muranda threatening on either side of the pitch.
Former Gor Mahia defender Julius Owino playing his second game for Rangers was a strong pillar in his side’s defence constantly bringing to an end several efforts by the defending champions.
But the game changer came in the 25th minute when Eric Muranda was sent off by referee Thomas Onyango for retaliating when he punched Jockins Atudo.
Tusker coach Sammy Omollo was full of praise for his side after the comfortable win.