Matano unveils curtain of mystery shrouding Tusker's underwhelming victory


FKFPL Matano unveils curtain of mystery shrouding Tusker's underwhelming victory

Mark Kinyanjui 11:45 - 27.08.2023

Tusker were second best in every department and even had a man sent off, but they got the win against the run of play.

Tusker head coach Robert Matano insists the most important thing was to get a win over Bandari despite a far from convincing display that saw them practically rob all the three points despite being second best in their FKFPL meeting on Saturday.

Matano insists that his new signings are yet to gel properly with the existing players, which explains their far-from-convincing performance.

Bandari FC will only have themselves to blame after failing to nail Tusker on the cross with a myriad of chances and playing with a one man advantage for slightly over half an hour.

“We have not gelled, so it makes it quite difficult but we expect it to be difficult,” Matano said after the match.

“The most important thing is that we got a win.”

The home side should have scored at least three within the opening quarter of an hour by the myriad of chances they got.

They even had a goal disallowed due to offside when they leveled a minute to the break when Abdallah slapped the ball into the net after Kinyanjui’s low shot from the edge of the area had come off the upright but he was flagged down for offside.

The Brewers were reduced to 10 men in the 58th minute when young midfielder David Odoyo was sent off by referee Peter Kamaku for a reckless challenge, seemingly taking revenge after James Kibande had just been hacked down and the referee not giving a foul.

Nonetheless, they held their nerve to grab all the three points, and will be seeking to maintain their winning start to the season when they face Kariobangi Sharks at the Ruaraka Grounds next Saturday.