Tusker drown Bandari and AFC Leopards draw again

By Ernest Ndunda: Sunday, May 6th 2018 at 00:00 GMT +3 | Football

AFC Leopards players after they draw 2-2 against Zoo Kericho during their KPL match at Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos on Saturday 14/04/18[Boniface Okendo,Standard]

Resurgent Tusker continued with their excellent show under coach Robert Matano beating Bandari 2-0 in a Kenyan Premier League (KPL) match at Mbaraki Sports Club in Mombasa County yesterday.

In Kisumu, AFC Leopards winless run continued as they played out a barren draw against Chemelil Sugar.

In Mombasa, Brian Osumba scored a brace to ensure the bottlers picked the much needed points as they continue moving up the table after a poor start to the season that saw Ugandan coach Sam Timbe sacked. However, Tusker were reduced to 10 after Erick Ambinya saw red for a second bookable offence.

After a scoreless draw in the first half, Osumba converted a pass from Michael Khamati in the 62nd minute for the opener.

Osumba hammered the final nail on Bandari’s coffin with an 88th minute strike.

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Coach Matano was elated after the win. “I am looking forward to improving Tusker’s performance and today’s win was a morale boost," he said.

At Moi Stadium in Kisumu, AFC Leopards extended their winless streak in the KPL to seven games after they were held to a barren draw by Chemelil Sugar.

This was Leopards’ third draw in a row and fifth stalemate since losing 4-2 to Tusker on April 2 in Kericho.

In Bungoma, Ulinzi stretched their unbeaten streak to five matches with a 2-0 victory over hosts Nzoia Sugar at Sudi Stadium. Second half goals from John Kago and Elvis Nandwa is all that the soldiers needed for the victory. [Ernest Ndunda and Rodgers Eshitemi]

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