Tusker back to work as they bid to build onto good December run in the new year

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FOOTBALL Tusker back to work as they bid to build onto good December run in the new year

Joel Omotto 18:45 - 27.12.2023

Tusker FC are wasting no time as they have returned to training ahead of the second leg after ending the first half on the season in fine fashion

Tusker FC are already back in camp as they begin early preparations for the second half of the season after ending the first leg on a high.

Robert Matano’s team went into the midseason break as one of the form teams, having put together a six-match unbeaten run that included three straight victories that left them in seventh place on 25 points, nine behind leaders Gor Mahia.

After a poor start to the season that saw them lose ground on Gor Mahia, last season’s runners-up have looked like the Tusker of old in November and December, a period when they managed four wins, two draws, and as many losses.

Their last defeat was on November 5 away to Murang’a Seal but since then, it has been a happy camp for Matano’s men.

It is perhaps on this backdrop that the brewers did not wish to celebrate the festivities for so long, opting to return to training on Wednesday, ahead of their next match against KCB on January 7.

“Back to work after the week-long Christmas break. Focus shifts to 2024,” the club posted on social media after returning to training.

Tusker’s good form has also coincided with the coming to life of their new signings, most of whom scored their first goals during the great run.

Striker Eric Kapaito scored his first pair of goals for Tusker when they beat Bidco United 3-2 on December 13 before midfielder Chris Erambo opened his account in their 2-0 win over Nzoia Sugar four days later, and Fabian Adikiny was the match winner against Kenya Police on December 20, his first goal for the club securing a 1-0 victory.