AFC Leopards struggles continue in FKF-PL as Tusker bounce back

AFC Leopards midfielder Musa Oundo (left) contests for ball with Alvin Mongeni of Kenya Police FC during their FKF Premier League match at Kasarani Stadium, Nairobi on September 23. [Stafford Ondego, Standard]

Tusker bounced back to winning ways on Saturday after narrowly edging out Muhoroni Youth 1-0 in a FKF Premier League match staged at Ruaraka Grounds.

David Odoyo netted the winner for the brewers in the 70th minute, a goal Robert Matano really needed to get his charges back on track.

At Kasarani Stadium, South Sudanese international Rashid Toha scored a stoppage time goal to deny AFC Leopards all maximum points as Kenya Police rallied from behind to force a 2-2 draw.

Former Gor Mahia captain Kenneth Muguna had given Police a perfect start after netting in the third minute before Brian Yakhama levelled the scores for Ingwe.

Cliff Nyakeya would give Leopards a 2-1 lead after slotting a penalty home in the 65th minute before Toha ruined Ingwe's party in the 96th minute.

The draw leaves both teams winless in the 2023-2024 season.

Elsewhere, Bidco United came from behind to pick their first win of the season after drubbing FC Talanta 3-1 in an early kick-off match played at Kasarani Annex which hosted a double-header.

Erick Ombija gave Talanta the lead in the seventh minute before Francis Oduor ensured the two sides went to the break tied at 1-1 after netting the equaliser in the 36th minute.

In the final half, Ezekiel Okare took matters into his own hands to secure Bidco maximum points after scoring a brace in the 66th minute and 83rd minute.

Bidco had begun the season with three consecutive draws against Nzoia Sugar (1-1), Nairobi City Stars (1-1) and Posta Rangers (0-0).

In Homa Bay County, Geoffrey Onyango scored a 90th-minute goal to hand Kariobangi Sharks  a 1-0 victory over returnees Shabana.

Tore Bobe are still winless in the league. On the other hand, Sharks picked their second consecutive win of the campaign and moved top with eight points ahead of today’s matches.

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