FKF PL title race still tight despite advantage, says Tusker’s Matano

Monday, May 15th, 2023 11:00 | By
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Tusker coach Robert Matano gestures during a recent match. PD/ RODGERS NDEGWA

Tusker coach Robert Matano is remaining cautious, saying that they still have a long way to go before they lay their hands on the FKF Premier League title after their hard-fought 1-0 victory against Kariobangi Sharks on Saturday.

The Brewers needed a first-minute goal from Deogratious Ojok to sink the Sharks in the thrilling contest aired live by Tanzania broadcast firm Azam TV and dislodge rivals Gor Mahia from the top of the 18-team table.

“We have won our game but to be honest the title race is still tough,” Tusker coach Robert Matano said after the game, adding: “The most important thing was to win our match and we have achieved that and now must focus for the next fixtures.

“It doesn’t matter whether we won 1-0 or 4-0 but we have the points that have helped us to move above Gor Mahia. We want to keep going, we want to keep winning our matches and see where we will be at the end of the season.

“I believe we need to be sharp in front of the goal, we created many chances just like it was in our last fixture but we couldn’t convert them into goals, it is something we need to work on.” With four matches left to end the season, Tusker have amassed 64 points from 30 matches, one point more than Gor Mahia, who have played a game less. The Brewers will next come up against Gor Mahia at Kasarani Annex on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Vihiga Bullets suffered relegation to the lower division after going down 1-0 against FC Talanta at Bukhungu Stadium.

 Brian Yakhama scored the goal which condemned Vihiga to the National Super League for the next season. Vihiga are lying last in the log with eight points from 30 matches.

In another match, Wazito FC secured a 2-1 victory against Posta Rangers at Muhoroni Stadium. Robert Onyango and Felix Ochieng scored for Wazito before Lewis Shivachi pulled a goal back for Rangers. The win left Wazito in the 16th position with 23 points from 33 matches while Rangers are 10th with 39 points from 30 matches.

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