Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)
days
:
hours
:
minutes
:
seconds

Football | Kenya

Joseph Shikokoti @ SS com

Tusker players kept believing



Tusker FC retained the Tusker Premier League (TPL) title on Saturday 10 November courtesy of the 3-0 win over Nairobi City Stars in the 30th round of league matches at Hope Centre.

The team overtook Gor Mahia to seal the feat and speaking after the game, the Brewers’ captain Joseph Shikokoti said the team never lost hope of retaining the title, even when odds seemed to favour Gor Mahia.

He promised that after the celebration, the team will focus on another season in the CAF Champions League next year with the view of doing much better than this year.

“Even during the lowest points we had in the title run in, we knew we had all it takes to win the league and went on with the preparations for the final rounds like we always did. We did not lose hope and kept pushing on with our eye on the ultimate prize. I am very happy that we have finally retained the title,” Shikokoti said.

“We went into the game prepared for any of the three results in football; loss, win or draw and had decided to play the game just like all the other matches we have played this season, we will celebrate as we look forward to the coming season and the future,” he added.

Tusker finished with 60 points, one better than Gor Mahia who drew 1-1 with Thika United. Third-placed AFC Leopards, who were also in contention, lost 1-0 to Chemelil Sugar to blow their title chances.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Dr Errol Sweeney
Ref Moss was right to banish Jose
Referee Jon Moss recently banished Manchester United and former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho to the...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Wenger will take the point
The last time Arsenal were as poor as they were this weekend at Old Trafford was in Robin van...

Segun Odegbami
The next African Player of the Year!
The award ceremony for the 2016 Best African Player of the Year comes up in January in Nigeria, but...

Sunday Oliseh
Why no love for Leipzig?
With 12 German Bundesliga league games played, this team has now won nine matches, drawn three,...