Defending champions Tusker FC have returned to the helm of the Tusker Premier League after their convincing 2-0 win over struggling Karuturi Sport at the Oserian grounds.
Tusker were clearly the better side in the match as they managed an early goal as Kenneth Wendo headed in a well-crafted goal from midfield to put the visitors ahead.
Karuturi however displayed an undying spirit in the match giving as much as they got to keep the Brewers at bay throughout the match.
Early booking, early goal
These efforts led to an early booking on Tusker midfielder Peter Opiyo after brining down Karuturi’s Hussein. He however made up for the mistakes after feeding Joshua Oyoo, then on to Wendo in the eighth minute to score the opener.
Karuturi then commanded proceedings for the better part of the first half with Ugandan Zzinda Hussein and Mustapha Ogutu all coming close but shooting wide.
The hosts looked likely to equalize with Tusker appearing to be overwhelmed as Atudo was booked for bringing down Musieba at the edge of the box.
Boniface Oluoch was also booked for timewasting shockingly in the 40th minute as Tusker’s lead seemed to be headed to its sunset times.
The second half however marked the turn of events for the hosts going down within five minutes of the restart through a David Nyanzi tap-in from a Joshua Oyoo crossing to seal the win.
This goal seemed to have disoriented the flower men as they shifted to the receiving end for the rest of the match soaking in pressure from their opponents.
Karuturi however almost got their goal towards the end of the match as their lead as Yusuf Siruma and Zzinda Hussein all missed clear chances within the last tem minutes to pull level.
Tusker however got their best chance in the second half after a Dennis Mukaisi cross found Joseph Shikokoti who took too long to set up Ndege.
The resultant shot however was well dealt with by Noah Ayuko.
The match ended in favor of Tusker FC as Karuturi stick to 11th place tied to Mathare United.