"There is no time to feel sorry for ourselves" - Tusker head coach Robert Matano

FKFPL "There is no time to feel sorry for ourselves" - Tusker head coach Robert Matano

Mark Kinyanjui 13:54 - 26.06.2023

The Brewers beat Vihiga Bullets 4-0 but it was not enough to help them secure the title, as Gor Mahia brushed aside Nairobi City Stars 4-1 to win a historic 20th league title.

Tusker FC stood a chance of winning the title for the second season in a row but knew that the crown was out of their hands as they started the day a point behind Gor Mahia who brushed aside Nairobi City Stars at the Kasarani Stadium 4-1 at the same time.

A brace by Stewart Omondi and goals from Deogracious Ojok and Shami Kibwana were enough to give Tusker all three points, which saw them finish the league second on 69 points, as K’Ogalo finished on 70 points after a season that saw both teams go head to head for a majority of the season.

Matano has reminisced what should have been of the now concluded Premier Leagues season, highlighting the Wazito and Posta Rangers matches as games they should have won.

“We slept about. The two matches we played in Muhoroni (against Wazito) and Posta Rangers, but we can now only focus on the Mozzart (Bet Cup),” Matano said.

“There is nothing we can do or say. It is gone. We must not feel sorry for ourselves.”

Tusker stand a chance of still qualifying for next season’s CAF Confederation Cup should they beat Kakamega Homeboyz in the final of the FKF Cup on Saturday, July 1 which will at least soften the blow of missing out on the title.

Homeboyz will fancy their chances of beating Tusker, as they have proven to be giant killers in recent times, beating AFC Leopards with a bullish Cleophas Shimanyula claiming his side would “wife” Ingwe.

They also shocked Gor Mahia in their penultimate league clash just four days earlier, aiming to aid Tusker win the league in order to qualify for continental football next season before even kicking a ball.

Now, they will want to clinch their first ever major piece of silverware and also get to qualify for the competition next season. Expect a tough clash between both teams.