Tusker face Kenya Police as Gor Mahia welcome Ulinzi in Kisumu

Tusker's Rodgers Ouma tackles David Gateri (left) of Bidco United during FKF Premier League at Ruaraka Sports Club on Wednesday, 5 January, 2022. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

Tusker defender Christopher Oruchum has said the recent run of good form has given the team a massive lift of confidence, adding they are now more solid as a unit ahead of their FKF Premier League match against Kenya Police on Saturday.

The defender says the players have been taking each match as a massive final, noting everyone was determined to lift the team off a poor start.

“The results over the last few matches have been a huge lift for the team taking into consideration how we started the season and how results were for us. It has been a massive boost to our morale and it gives us confidence to move stronger,” said the defender as quoted by the clubs website.

Tusker, who had a poor start to the season, are on the ascendancy and are currently third on the log with 33 points. The brewers are unbeaten in seven matches, winning five games with two ending in barren draws.

 “We decided as a team that every match was a final for us. We now have 16 finals remaining and tomorrow we have another massive final against Kenya Police,” Oruchum said.

 “We respect Police as a strong team but we don’t fear them. We will look more into what we can do as a team and not on how they play or what they can do.”

At the same time, Gor Mahia will host Ulinzi Stars at Moi Stadium in Kisumu. Gor switched their home ground to Western and nyanza region after recent crowd trouble saw the record Kenyan champions banned from using Kasarani and Nyayo Stadiums.

This was occasioned by chaos that rocked their game against Vihiga Bullets at Kasarani three weeks ago which left three fans badly injured.

League leaders Kakamega Homeboyz will play against Posta Rangers. Homeboyz lead the log on 40 points from 19 matches.

FKF-PL Saturday Fixtures

Posta Rangers v Kakamega Homeboyz (Thika 1pm)

AFC Leopards v Bandari (Nyayo National Stadium)

Bidco United v Nairobi City Stars (Thika)

Gor Mahia v Ulinzi Stars (Moi Stadium, Kisumu )

KCB v Sofapaka (Kasarani Main Stadium)

Mathare United v Nzoia Sugar (Kasarani Annex)

Tusker v Kenya Police (Ruaraka)

Vihiga Bullets v Talanta (Bukhungu)

 

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