Tusker brush aside KCB
Ten-man Tusker FC rose to the top of the Tusker Premier League table, after handing hosts KCB a 2-0 beating at the City Stadium on Monday.
The brewers had to play most of the second half with a man down after Patrick Kagogo was sent off for a rash tackle on 49 minutes.
But the defending champions showed their class as substitute Obadiah Ndege and Jockins Atudo scored to lift the brewers to 45 points; same as AFC Leopards but have a superior goal difference.
It was also Robert Matano’s first win since he took up the reins at the brewers.
The bankers had the game’s first chance on three minutes after Edwin mwaura beat Humphrey Okoti down the right but Bonface oluoch kept out his near post effort.
Kagogo saw a low shot saved by Caleb Adola on 11 minutes and on 25, Joseph Emeka had another low effort gobbled up by the goalkeeper.
Mwaura flashed a fierce shot just wide on 28 minutes as the bankers finished teh half on top.
Three minutes into the second half, Kagogo was given his marching orders after sending a flying boot into Bethwel Warambo’s stomach. Tusker’s head coach Robert Matano reacted immediately with a triple substitution as Ndege came in to replace Joshua Oyoo, Kenneth Wendo for Dennis Mukaisi and Fred Ojwang taking up Emeka’s place.
This change yielded immediate results as Ndege capitalised on a defensive mix up between KCB centre halves to knock the ball home from 12 yards.
They sealed the points in the 63rd minute when Adola allowed Atudo’s long range freekick to squirm under his body.