Tusker FC’s quest to clinch a fifth Football Kenya Federation Bewta Cup title ended in the quarter finals stage after a 1-0 loss at the hands of AFC Leopards on Wednesday.
Isaac Kipyegon scored the lone goal for Leopards with a penalty in the 33rd minute.
Tusker had many opportunities to score, but they couldn’t get the ball into the net. John Oyemba, the AFC Leopards keeper, made several good saves to keep his side in the game. In the second minute, the keeper made a great save to pluck Sammy Meja’s freekick from the top left corner.
Towards the break, Tusker were constantly in the Leopards box and Oyemba had to make two smart back to back saves. First, he stretched fully on the right to pinch away a shot from Henry Meja. Off the resultant corner, the keeper once again parried away Meja’s glancing header for another corner.
In the second half, the brewers were completely pinning Leopards in their own half. Oyemba made two more good saves denying Kevin Okoth and Humphrey Mieno both with good shots from distance.
With a minute left, Tusker would have drawn level, but Apollo Otieno’s shot from inside the box after the keeper spilled a cross went inches over the bar.