Eric Kapaito scores a brace as Tusker edge Muhoroni to extend unbeaten run

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FKFPL Eric Kapaito scores a brace as Tusker edge Muhoroni to extend unbeaten run

Festus Chuma 15:59 - 02.03.2024

Tusker triumphed in their FKF Premier League match against Muhoroni Youth, moving up to second on the log.

Tusker secured a 2-1 win over Muhoroni Youth in an FKF Premier League match at Muhoroni Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The win took the Brewers to second place in the league standings, while Muhoroni remains in 16th place on the table.

The kickoff of the match was slightly delayed as both teams awaited adequate security officials to arrive.

Tusker got off to a bright start with John Byamukama and John Njuguna playing crosses into the opposition's box for Eric Kapaito.

Muhoroni goalkeeper Potter Larry had to come out and gather Staphan Siwas's dangerous curling cross in the 25th minute.

However, Larry was beaten in the 36th minute when Sakari's delightful cross was slotted into the back of the net by Kapaito to make it 1-0 to Tusker.

John Njuguna was causing havoc for the Muhoroni defense with his pace down the right-hand side and he forced Larry into a fine low save.

Muhoroni looked dangerous on the counter-attack with Samuel Adebowale leading their attack, but they could not seriously test Brian Opondo in the Brewers goalposts.

Tusker managed to contain Muhoroni and the visitors were leading 1-0 at the interval thanks to Kapaito's seventh league goal of the season.

Muhororni tried to impress the Brewers after the restart as they looked to restore parity.

However, Tusker deservedly extended the lead in the 50th minute, as Zakayo picked the ball on the left, took his marker for a dance which he gladly obliged before floating in a cross, and Kapaito glanced it for his second of the day and eighth of the season.

Muhoroni pushed forward in numbers with their coach Charles Odero having introduced Maxwell Otieno and Benson Ngereso.

The visitors were left vulnerable at the back and they were nearly punished by Alex Onchwiri, who was sent through on goal in the 76th minute.

However, the former Zoo man was brilliantly denied by Opondo from a one-on-one situation and Tusker survived a scare.

Adebowale was particularly lively, troubling Tusker's defense with his pace and movement, and was rewarded in the 80th minute when he connected to Cliff Otieno's pass for a consolation.

The visitors then stood firm at the back, and ultimately, Tusker emerged as 2-1 winners over Muhoroni Youth, extending their unbeaten run to four consecutive matches.

How they lined up:

Muhoroni FC: Potter Larry, Cliff Otieno, Hillary Ojiambo, Erick Juma, Alex Onchwiri, Reagan Okoth, Kelvin Okoth, Luckey Ochieng, Green Jackson, Eneju Abubakar, Samuel Adebowale

Tusker FC: Brian Opondo, Collins Odhiambo, Daniel Sakari, Thomas Teka, Mike Kibwage, Chrispine Erambo, John Byamukama, David Odoyo, Erick Kapaito, Siwa Staphan, John Njuguna

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