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TUSKER OPT OUT OF SPORTPESA SHIELD

Tusker FC will not take part in this year’s Sportpesa Shield.

For the first time since winning the trophy back in 1975, the four-time champions will not participate in the 2018/19 domestic cup competition.

The club’s management decision is meant to enable the team concentrate on the Sportpesa Premier League.Speaking to www.tuskerfc.co.ke the club’s chairman Daniel Aduda confirmed saying, 

“It was not an easy decision to make but we want to help the team concentrate on the league. We have a target of winning the title and want to focus on that.”

Tusker are currently fifth in the league table with 25 points and play AFC Leopards on Saturday 9th March at Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos in the next league match.

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.

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.

RUARAKA BAN UPLIFTED

Following the re-inspection done yesterday at the Ruaraka grounds, the Chairman of Stadia Safety and security Committee (SSSC ) Lt.Col Oloo has written to Tusker FC to appreciate the efforts thus made in complying with the recommendations earlier made and has with immediate effect uplifted the ban and urged the club management to continue with the efforts to improve the stadia.

Tusker FC will now play subsequent low risk matches at home in Ruaraka.