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FKF Premier League: There's no soft landing for Tusker and Leopards

FOOTBALL By Washington Onyango | November 9th 2021
AFC Leopards Goalkeeper Maxwel Mulili praying after a barren draw match against KCB during FKF Premier league match at Thika Stadium on Saturday, October 16, 2021. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

Defending champions Tusker and AFC Leopards are finding it rough in the 2021-2022 FKF Premier League season after they both lost their third and fourth matches respectively over the weekend.

Wobbling Tusker are still struggling to stay steady on their feet after a 3-0 thrashing at the hand of Kariobangi Sharks on Sunday.

The champions had a poor start to the season despite breaking the bank to sign 10-new players. The brewers lost 1-0 to AFC Leopards and 2-1 to Talanta in their opening two fixtures.

The Robert Matano led side, however, bounced back from their disappointing start to win 2-0 against Wazito before silencing Kenya Police 2-1.

However, the revival of Tusker was checked after the Sharks loss. Tusker are 10th in the log with six points, but with a game in hand.

Another struggling top side is AFC Leopards, who also signed 10 players, among them Nigerian forward Olaniyi Fasanmi, Joachim Oluoch, Maxwell Muchesia and Kayci Odhiambo.

Despite the heavy recruit, the outcome is still the same after they lost 1-0.

Leopards have only won once in six matches and the victory came in their first game of the season against defending champions Tusker, on September 25.

They are 15th with four points, two off the relegation zone.

Former champion Gor Mahia, who are unbeaten after six rounds, top the standings with 14 points followed by Sharks, Bandari, City Stars and Homeboyz on 13 points.

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