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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.

 

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.

 

TUSKER TO HOST MT.KENYA UNITED AT KASARANI

The Sportpesa premier league fixture between Tusker and Mt Kenya united will now take place at the Moi International Sports Center Kasarani in Nairobi and not Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos as earlier stated.

The game to be played on Sunday, 23 December will be the final game for Tusker before Christmas recess.

Tickets will be sold at a flat rate of 200 Kenyan shillings on the match day.

Kick off for the game is at 3pm.

 

TUSKER FC INJURY UPDATE

Michael Madoya(c) injured during the 2018/19 sportpesa premier league match against western stima

Peter Nzuki and Faraj Ominde have both recovered from a Soft tissue injury on the right shin and sprained left ankle injuries respectively hence resumed training with the rest of the squad.

Meanwhile, team doctor, Wycliffe Makanga provided the following injury updates:

Clyde Senaji Navade was injured during a friendly match in pre-season. He fractured his 5th metatarsal left ankle. He will be off training for 8 weeks.”

Erick Ambunya was injured in our last Kenyan premier league match against Western Stima following a Tackle from the opponent. This led to his substitution in the second half of the match. Confirming from the X-ray, it was reported that he incurred a facture on his right wrist. He will undergo further orthopedic management.”

Michael Madoya has a Soft tissue injury of the right thigh muscle after over stretching his lower limb during the Western Stima FC match.

Tusker will host Mt. Kenya United in a Sportpesa premier league match at the Moi International sports center Kasarani on Sunday 23, December (kick-off is at 3pm).
Tickets will be sold on the match day.