Tusker book final spot
Kenyan Premier League side Tusker FC are through to the finals of the Mapinduzi Cup after handing Zanzibari side Miembeni FC a 2-0 beating in their semi-final match played on Thursday at the Amaan Stadium in Zanzibar.
The two teams had settled for a barren draw going into the half-time break but coming into the second half, the Kenyan champions heightened the pace of the game, with Luke Ochieng setting them on the path to a win with a 52nd minute strike.
Jesse Were, one of the tournament’s top-scorers, then went ahead to add a second goal in the 72nd minute – his fourth goal of the event.
Tusker are now set to meet Tanzanian side Azam FC in the final match of the tournament, set for play on Saturday 12 January.
Teams: Miembeni: Abdulsamad Sele, Kassim Hamad, Adeyum Saleh, Salum Hajji, Ibrahim Abbas, Sabri Ally, Suleiman Ali (83’ Omar Tamim), Laurent Mugia (83’ Salim Seif ), Monja Liseki (10’ Peter Ilunda), Rashid Roshwa (58’ Mohamed Salum), Issa Othman.
Tusker FC: Samuel Odhiambo, Luke Ochieng, Bright Jeremiah, Mark Odhiambo, Martin Kizza (89’ Humphrey Okoth), Frederick Onyango, Justine Monga (54’Andrew Tololwa), Khalid Aucho, Jesse Were (73’ Andrew Sekayambya), Ismail Dunga, Robert Omonok.