Tusker’s Daniel Sakari dedicates maiden goal to daughter

Monday, February 26th, 2024 12:36 | By
Tusker FC's Daniel Sakari celebrates after scoring. PHOTO/Tusker FC/X
Tusker FC's Daniel Sakari celebrates after scoring. PHOTO/Tusker FC/X

Tusker FC defender Daniel Sakari marked a significant milestone over the weekend by scoring his first-ever goal for the club since joining in 2021.

Sakari, who made the switch to Tusker in 2021, found the back of the net for the first time in competitive action during their 2-1 victory over Bumbani in the FKF Cup.

Sakari's crucial goal

His goal proved crucial in propelling the Brewers to the round of 16 of the competition.

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Fiston Razak of Sofapaka (L) shields the ball from Daniel Sakari of Tusker FC during their FKF-PL match played at Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos. PHOTO/Rodgers Ndegwa

In an interview with the club's media, Sakari expressed his joy and dedicated the goal to his daughter, Saira Sakari. He also expressed confidence that more goals would follow.

“I am delighted, and this goal is dedicated to my daughter. I believe there is more to come. Scoring is something that I can improve on, and I want to put in more effort towards it,” he said.

Sakari expressed his satisfaction with securing a spot in the round of 16 and praised the team's collective effort in achieving victory.

Sakari's satisfaction

“The first game of the tournament was always going to be tough, but we showed up well as a team to secure the win. In a tournament, there are no underdogs. Starting positively gives us momentum, and we can build on that moving forward,” the defender added.

Daniel Sakari of Tusker FC (left) and Siraj Mohammed of Bandari FC battle for the ball during their FKF-PL match played at Ruaraka Stadium, Nairobi in February. PHOTO/Rodgers Ndegwa

Tusker are expected to face Kakamega Homeboyz in the repeat of the 2023 final.

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