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TUSKER FC TRANSFER WINDOW ROUND UP

The transfer window has closed and Coach Robert Matano added seven new faces to his squad.

 

The first came in the form of Brian Odhiambo who joined the Brewers on a three-year contract from Buruburu sports FC.

Bria Odhiambo(R) with team mate Modest Aloro(L)

The 24-year old defender also featured for Wazito FC in the National super league.

Tom Adwar officially joined the Club on 25th March alongside Odhiambo moving to Tusker on a season long deal from Sofapaka FC.

Tom Adwar on his debut match at Tusker FC against Western Stima

Adwar made his debut during the Brewers home match against Western Stima FC.

David Naftali during a past match against Mathare united

David Naftali became the third signing when he completed his move from Zambian side Kabwe Warriors. The midfielder arrived at Ruaraka penning down a one year deal after previously featuring for Bandari, Mt.Kenya United (Nakumatt FC) and Simba SC.

David Majak celebrating his first goal at Tusker against Mathare united FC

South Sudan striker, David Majak, joined Tusker for three years from Mt. Kenya United FC. The 19 year old was crowned the 2018 regional Chapa Dimba MVP and top scorer. He joins Timothy Otieno and Amini Muzerwa in the Tusker FC frontline.

Noah Wafula stretching after a past match in Mbaraki against SS Assad FC

Up next were Noah and Kevin Wafula. Noah returns back on loan term from Uganda, Vipers SC and has signed a two months contract. He left Tusker in 2018 joining Kakamega Homeboyz FC before crossing the border. Kevin Wafula on the other hand signed a one and a half year deal from CMS All-stars FC which participates in the FKF national division 2 eastern zone leagues.

Eugine Asike was the final addition of the transfer window as he becomes the second brewer returning back home. Eugene was in the 2016 squad that won a double at Ruaraka together with Noah Wafula and he has won other accolades before. He rejoins the Brewers for a two months contract.

As new faces came on board, change is inevitable as some players went on loan whilst others mutually terminated their contracts with the club.

Amos Asembeka has been loaned out to Wazito FC for the remainder of the 2018/19 season while Oscar Masiga joined Vihiga bullets FC on loan.

Veteran Lloyd Wahome after a colorful sendoff joined Wazito FC , David Juma joined Ushuru FC and  Hashim Sempala who had two months remaining in his contract has joined Gor Mahia; all three players contracts were terminated  on mutual agreement.

 

CHANGE OF HOME FIXTURES LOCATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

To ∶ ALL MEDIA HOUSES

From ∶ TUSKER FC

CHANGE OF HOME FIXTURES LOCATION

Nairobi, 28th March 2019 –

Tusker Football Club wishes to inform the media, our fans and the general public that we have shifted our home ground from Ruaraka grounds to Machakos, Kenyatta stadium to pave way for renovations to be carried out at  Ruaraka grounds.

We shall update you on the season fixture changes.

For more information on the fixture changes you can find on our website http://tuskerfc.co.ke and all our social media platforms.

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Further Enquiries:

Diana Yonah

Media Liaison Officer

diana.yonah@tuskerfc.co.ke  

+254717252552

CHARLES OKERE: OUR GAME PLAN DID NOT WORK

 

Tusker succumbed to their third defeat in a row after playing a 1-0 against Nzoia sugar FC at the Sudi stadium on Saturday 2ndMarch 2019.

In the 40th minute of the match, Ambunya was booked for a late tackle on Hansel. A free kick was well taken with the home team and punched back by Emery with no defenders to clear it further the ball found Wakhungu who slotted in the lone goal and the winner goal for the match.

Coming in for the second half, Matano made changes introducing Michael Madoya for the pacy winger Boniface Muchiri, Sydney Ochieng for Timothy Otieno and John Kamau who was injured I the first half was replaced with Kevin Obwaka. Despite bringing all of them we could not knock them down.

Speaking after the match to www.tuskerfc.co.ke, Assistant coach Charles Okere said, “The opponents came early in the game and penetrated our defense. Today our game plan did not work since they had more scoring chances than we did. “

Tusker FC will play home to AFC Leopards on Saturday 9th March at the Machakos stadium with kick off slated for 4:15 pm.

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.

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.