Tusker FC stormed back to the top of the BetKing Premier League table after a 4-0 thrashing of Vihiga United at the Mumias Complex on Sunday evening. Henry Meja, Kevin ‘Kepha’ Okoth, Chris Onyango and Rodgers Aloro scored the goals as the Brewers bounced back to winning ways.
Meja broke his short goal drought with his eighth strike of the season just five minutes into the match with a sweetly struck volley from jus outside the six yard box.
Vihiga failed to convincingly clear away a corner and Aloro recycled the ball, chipping in a cross from the left which Meja gladfully finished.
The team had started off strong, pinning Vihiga into their own half and forcing them into mistakes. Kepha had a chance with a long range shot which keeper Mustapha Oduor collected while Meja threatened again when he raced to a cross from his elder brother Sammy but headed wide.
In the 21st minute, Boniface Muchiri was denied by another good save from keeper Mustapha Oduor. He was put through with a delightful through ball by Meja, but his venomous strike was turned behind for a corner.
Seven minutes to the break, Tusker was two to the good.
Another poorly defended set piece gifted Hum Mieno the ball, the lanky midfielder swinging in a cross that Kepha volleyed into the net.
In the second half, the hosts were faster off the blocks after making three changes at a go. Keeper Mike Wanjala had to be at his best five minutes after the restart to tip over a well struck shot from Lawrence Luvanda while a minute later, Isaac Otieno also had an effort fly just over.
But, Tusker ensured the pressure was reduced with Chris Ochieng scoring the third in brilliant fashion. The striker controlled the ball with his right foot before turning and swinging in a brilliant volley from 40 yards out.
Tusker were more motivated and they continued with attack. Ochieng should have had his second in the 64th minute but his header from Muchiri’s cross came off cracking under the crossbar.
The hosts however looked to get their feet back into the game and Dennis Wafula came close but his header from a freekick was cleared off the line by Sammy Meja.
Aloro would then cement the victory with the last play, scoring from the penalty spot after a handball inside the box.