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Resurgent Tusker edge out Posta despite mounting injury problems

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Tusker FC players celebrate Mwinyi Shami's goal
  • Tusker beat Posta Rangers 1-0 at the Kasarani Annex
  • Tusker FC missed several first team players due to injury
  • The brewers have risen to fourth in the standings

Shami Mwinyi’s expertly taken fourth minute freekick saw Tusker FC pick a second consecutive victory after edging out Posta Rangers 1-0 at the Kasarani Annex. The brewers have had a difficult start to the year, but their second win in a row which pushes them to fourth in the standings gives them ease of thought.

“I am very proud of the players because they really worked hard for that win. We are missing so many players due to injury but the ones who were given a chance proved their worth and I am happy with what they did,” said Coach Robert Matano.

He added; “Of course this gives us a lot of motivation and moving forward we will play with more confidence.”

The Brewers were off to a fast paced start in the match and they broke the deadlock just four minutes in through on form Mwinyi. The forward curled a freekick home, his third goal in as many matches, after Eric Mmata was hauled down 30 yards out.

Mwinyi was a constant thorn in Posta’s backline and he had another opportunity when his quick dribbling feet saw him beat his markers to storm into the box, but the keeper was quick off his line to block.

Tusker with more chances at goal 

Action between Tusker FC and Posta Rangers

Action between Tusker FC and Posta Rangers

The brewers had more chances, David Odoyo’s strike on the weaker left foot being well saved by the keeper before Deogratious Ojok had an overhead kick also collected by the custodian.

Posta were slowly growing into the game and they were causing Tusker problems especially on the wings. They had a great chance of levelling four minutes to the break when the ball was planted behind the defense into Brian Marita’s run, but the latter failed to punish his former employers as Patrick Matasi made a good save from his shot.

On the other end off a counter, Shami should have had his second when he picked the ball on the left, but his shot from the edge of the area went wide.

In the second half, chances were few and far in between. Tusker’s first chance after the turn was through Eric Mmata whose shot was saved for a corner. Matasi was called in to make a great save on the other hand when he flew to his left to punch away a well taken freekick from Marita.

Ojok golden chance 

Tusker FC keeper Patrick Matasi collects a cross

Tusker FC keeper Patrick Matasi collects a cross

The brewers should have wrapped up the game with 12 minutes left. Shami had gone through on goal before the keeper blocked with his feet. The ball fell on Ojok who danced his way past the shot stopper and two defenders, but he could only place his shot against the side netting.

Six minutes to time, substitute John Njuguna had an effort with a snap shot from range but the ball flew just over.

Meanwhile, Posta camped in Tusker’s box for the remaining minutes, but the brewers defended with their hearts for a first clean sheet in five matches.

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