Tusker managed to get a point in a goalless draw after an entertaining Kenyan Premier League (KPL) encounter played at the Afraha Stadium, Nakuru on Saturday April 22, 2017.
This was their second meeting with Gor mahia after the KPL Super cup earlier in the season that saw Gor mahia score a second half penalty and get their first accolade after Samuel Olwande pushed Timothy Otieno inside the box.
Despite the waterlogged playing field due to the heavy rains in Afraha, Tusker had an upper hand and took command of the first half as both teams carried on with their obligations of the day.
Brewers got their first free kick of the game through James Situma whose effort went wide. Minutes later, the home team had its chance with Keneth Muguna’s free kick whose perfect effort was headed out for a corner by Allan Wanga.
Allan wanga and Michael Khamati were tasked to lead the front line as they managed to test Gor mahia goalkeeper BonifaceOoluoch on several occasions as they took long range shots towards the goal. Gor mahia played their usual 3-5-2 formation and as it is the Tusker backline of Martin Kizza and James Situma handled it well and ruining their formation.
During the second half Batambuze almost gave Tusker the lead but his well taken free kick was cleared for a corner. Gor mahia kept on pressing but Duncan Ochiengwas keen and hence saving his team by clearing of Jacques Tuyisenge’s shot that almost made the home team take the lead.
Tusker enjoyed possession and a host of chances during the first half but suffered a setback when we were reduced to 10 men towards the end of the second half after the referee showing a second yellow card to Hashim Sempala. The team had to double its efforts in the match as it was either we score or not concede.
Focus shifts to our next match against Nakumatt fc in a midweek clash to played on Wednesday, 26th April 2017 at Afraha stadium, Nakuru.