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Tusker expect tough outing against Posta in FKF PL duel

  • The brewers have struggled since the year started
  • They have only won three out of 10 games
  • They are placed fifth in the standings

Tusker FC assistant coach George Maina has warned that the duel against Posta Rangers will not be an easy outing, but says the team will step up to battle for maximum points.

The coach says the team is motivated by the win against Mathare last weekend which put an end to a run of four winless matches.

“We have been motivated by the three points from a very tough game. Now we are facing another tough hurdle with Posta who are never easy opponents. It has always been tough and close between us,” said coach Maina.

He added; “But as a team we have prepared well and we know the importance of these three points and we will battle for them.”

Tusker has been on a rough patch since the turn of the new ear with only three wins in 10 matches, but they look to bounce back into their winning run, a tough injury patch notwithstanding.

They will miss the services of strikers David Majak and Ibrahim Joshua who are noth nursing injuries while midfielders Humphrey Mieno and Rodgers Ouma also remain sidelined with injuries.

Sakari also a doubt to start 

Daniel Sakari passes the ball under pressure

Daniel Sakari passes the ball under pressure from Posta’s Chris Onyango

Daniel Sakari has not trained for the last three days and is a doubt to start against the mailmen.

But, despite missing most of their key players, the team remains optimistic they can weather the storm and claw up the log.

Defender Kevin MOnyi says the team will stick together and keep working hard, just like they did against Mathare United in their last match which they won 2-1.

“After the two losses to Police and Gor Mahia, we sat down as players and looked at where we went wrong and made a decision to work hard to bounce back. We pushed and worked to get back to winning ways against Mathare,” Monyi said.

He added; “We want to carry the same spirit to the game against Posta. We know it will be hard but we are focused on maintaining our run,” he added.

Shared results in last four meetings

Tusker's Eric Zakayo vies for the ball with Posta Rangers' Ken Owino

Tusker’s Eric Zakayo vies for the ball with Posta Rangers’ Ken Owino

Over the last four meetings between the two sides, they have shared results, each winning two. Overall in 19 meetings between the two sides, Posta has won five while Tusker has won eight, with the remaining six ending in draws. Three of Posta’s wins have come at home while Tusker have picked half of their eight victories against the mailmen on enemy territory.

Posta host Sunday afternoon’s duel.

Meanwhile, Posta who have also not been on a good run are keen to bounce back to winning ways. The mailmen have won only once in their last 10 matches, a 1-0 result away to Kakamega Homeboyz.

They have drawn half of their last eight matches with three losses and a win. Their biggest defeat this season was the 5-1 spanking they suffered at the hands of Kariobangi Sharks. They have also conceded 19 goals in 16 matches.

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