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MATANO-WE GOING ALL OUT

Tusker FC played to a 4-0 win against Wajiji FC in a friendly match at Ruaraka grounds in preparation for their Sportpesa premier league match against Ulinzi stars with goals from Kevin Omondi, Timothy Otieno, Jackson Macharia and Amos Asembeka.

Speaking after the friendly match to www.tuskerfc.co.ke coach Robert Matano was confident on his team’s preparation

“The Week has been fine we have had small injuries but by Saturday it shall be okay.  We are going to win.  Ulinzi won their last game and we lost we have reviewed and rectified our mistakes. We have played a friendly match where we saw improvements. We going all out; we need  three points.”

 

Michael Madoya, Clyde Senaji, Eric Ambunya, Marlon Tangauzi and Bill Oporia who have been out suffering from different injuries resumed training with the rest of the team.

“So far everybody is coming up well, injuries are normal in football as it’s a game of contact. Those who had critical injuries are coming back slowly; we cannot push them so hard but also they cannot come out of injury and go straight to the team but gradually.”

“I have said it before – we will remain focused until the final whistle of the season.”

Tusker travels away to Nakuru to face Ulinzi stars on Sunday 20th January at Afraha stadium. Kick-off is at 15:00.

 

HASHIM SEMPALA NAMED TUSKER FC SKIPPER.

Ugandan midfielder Hashim Sempala has been named Tusker FC club captain in the ongoing 2018/19 season.

Hashim takes over from veteran Duncan Ochieng who will double up as a player and a member of the technical bench.

 The midfielder joined Tusker FC in 2016 from Ugandan side Bul FC.  Hashim will be assisted by Peter Nzuki and Michael Madoya as first and second assistant respectively.

Speaking after his appointment, Hashim Sempala expressed his joy at leading a club of Tusker’s caliber, while acknowledging the outgoing captains and the huge task ahead.

“First and foremost I want to thank the technical bench and the management for entrusting me with leading this great club. To the outgoing captains, Lloyd and Duncan you have guided us and brought us together as a team through your time. It is not an easy task I will do my best with my fellow captains Peter Nzuki and Madoya Michael to make sure that we lead this club for the better.”

Speaking on the appointment, head coach Robert Matano expressed his faith in Sempala, Nzuki and Madoya in their new roles.

“I want to thank Duncan and Lloyd they have been instrumental in the team and as a technical bench we saw it wise that we change the captains and have fresh leadership in the team. I would urge the players to cooperate with the incoming captains as they did before. I have complete faith in them and I believe that they will lead the club to greater heights.”

Tusker FC will play their next Sportpesa premier league match in Nakuru aganst Ulinzi stars on Sunday at the Afraha stadium.

Chairman’s New Year Message

Chairman’s New Year Message

I would like to begin by wishing everyone  a happy and prosperous New Year. We certainly look forward to 2019 with great hope after what has been a very challenging year for the club both on and off the pitch. 

Looking back, 2018 turned out to be a tough year which came with many lessons for all us. The senior team didn’t start the season well, forcing the board of directors to make changes in the technical bench. A decision was made to bring in Robert Matano as the new head coach and Charles Okere as his assistant. Okere is also the head of youth development.

Despite the bad start, the senior team still managed to finish the third at the end of the season. The Youth team too managed a top three finish in the Nairobi County Regional League. To all the players, well done and let’s focus on delivering better results this year. 

There were many magnificent individual performances to reflect on but the overriding success was the collective performance of both teams.  Let us build on the success of 2018 and achieve more in 2019.

Our sponsors remain invaluable to us and again I thank them for their continued support over the years and look forward to build on our relationship in 2019. We hope that together we will continue to build a better club giving equal opportunities to everyone – both young and old. 

I would like to thank the club’s directors for their support and hard work in the just ended year. Your dedication and patience in the face of several challenges has been admirable.   A lot has been done and there’s still a lot more to do on our table. 

I also want to thank all staff at the club; without the work you do on a daily basis behind the scenes we would not have made the progress we have made thus far. 

To our supporters, we are grateful. This club is nothing without you. Thank you for your relentless support. We are committed in ensuring that you continue to be proud of the team’s performances.This year will certainly present us with more challenges and opportunities for all, there will be joy, upsets, disagreements but most importantly enjoyment and success. 

We also must keep in mind that Tusker FC has its 50th anniversary this year and we are looking forward to having a good run this season.

I am honored to be your Chairman and I believe in this club like all of you.  We are a great club with brilliant people, strong values and a proud history. 

I wish you and your families a great and prosperous year. 

Best Regards,

Daniel Aduda, Chairman

SYDNEY WITH A BRACE AS TUSKER SINK VIHIGA

 

 

TUSKER FC 2-0 VIHIGA UNITED FC

Tusker had their third consecutive win of the season when they scored Vihiga united 2-0 in a highly contested match at the Ruaraka grounds on Wednesday 2nd January 2019.

Midfielder Sydney Ochieng, who has been on form in the past matches was also very instrumental on this one netting his third goal since the season started in December 2018.

He scored a brilliant opener in the 15th minute of the match before doubling it up in the 20th minute of the game after a rebound from the goalkeeper which found Sydney ready to tap it in.

Tusker made their intentions clear from onset. Timothy Otieno was fouled in the 4th minute of the match and a free kick was awarded to Tusker. A chance for Macharia to gift Tusker the lead rather found him sending the ball directly to the goalkeeper’s hands.  

Tusker continued to pile more pressure on the visiting side Timothy Otieno having interplay with Rodgers Aloro who curved the ball straight to Sydney who could not resist but head in the first for the match.

Minutes later, Sydney was back on the score sheet after  a well taken corner take found Justine Omary whose header went directly to the cross bar and the loose ball found Sydney ready to tap it in sending  the first half to a 2-0 win.

Coming back after recess, Matano made some slight changes introducing Peter Nzuki for Macharia, minute’s later goal scorer Sydney Ochieng was injured and replaced with John Kamau and finally introducing Kevin Omondi for David Juma.

In the 71st minute of the match Tusker got a corner take which was well taken by Muchiri Bonface. Lloyd Wahome headed in the ball which hit the cross bar the rebound fell on John Kamau’s legs who sent it flying off target. The match ended with the two goals, Tusker having their third win of the season.

Speaking after the game, Coach Robert Matano said,

“we have started well we lost a lot of chances too and we appreciate what we got at the end.”

 Tusker is set to take on Sofapaka FC on Saturday 5th January, 2019.

 

TUSKER REGISTER SECOND STRAIGHT WIN AGAINST KCB

 

Tusker FC thumped KCB FC 3-1 in a Sportpesa premier league tie played at the Kenyatta stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Lloyd Wahome, Sydney Ochieng and Timothy Otieno goals was all Tusker needed to get the maximum points from the bankers and send the team to the 5th position.

The game was electric from the onset with Tusker going all out to attack. In the 6th minute, it paid off when Captain Lloyd Wahome capitalized on the mistake of the away goalkeeper and a well taken corner from Boniface Muchiri to score an early goal for the match.

Minutes later, Simon Munala paved through the Tusker defense to equalize scores after miscommunication from the defenders.

Tusker continued enjoying possession and in the 20th minute Sydney Ochieng was issued a pass from Jackson Macharia and he sliced it past the goalkeeper who was already of his line to double Tusker’s advantage.

Coming back after recess, Coach Robert Matano made changes in the 69th minute introducing Peter Nzuki for Jackson Macharia and in the 76th minute Kevin Omondi was brought in for second goal scorer Sydney Ochieng. Boniface Muchiri took a short corner take to Kevin Omondi who with his first touch sent in a cross to Timothy Otieno who easily headed in to end the year on a high.

Tusker will play Vihiga united next on 2nd January 2019 at the Ruaraka grounds with a 3pm kick off.