The team knocked off Tetu Stars 2-0 in a round 32 tie played on Sunday 12 August 2012 at Gachie Stadium in Nyeri.
FC Talanta, a team made up of graduates from the National Youth Talent Academy (NYTA), scored the two goals in the second half through John Nzenze in the 46th minute and Patrick Muchiri 14 minutes time.
Tetu Stars was one of four teams besides Taqwa FC, Muranga United and Maua United that had to start off at the playoffs to qualify for the round of 32.
Tetu sailed through on a technicality to the round of 32. The team had been beaten 1-0 by Taqwa FC during the playoffs.