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Ulinzi dilute Tusker’s title bid

ULINZI-GROUPNAIROBI, Kenya, September 25- Tusker FC fell further adrift in the title chase, after going down 2-1 to Ulinzi Stars in a tense Kenyan Premier League clash played at Nakuru’s Afraha Stadium on Thursday.

Skipper Stephen Ocholla who made a comeback after serving a one-match suspension, struck the winner in the 80th minute, after Evans Amwoka broke the deadlock at the half hour mark.

Ismail Dunga levelled Brewers early in the second half but Franci Kimanzi’s title chasing side could not press the advantage, dropping two crucial points in the end when Ocholla struck to give his head coach, Robert Matano, revenge against the side he led to the title in 2012.

The Brewers remain stuck in third on 42 points, six behind leaders and champions Gor Mahia while the Soldiers cemented fifth spot on 38, three adrift of fourth placed Chemelil Sugar.

A motivated Ulinzi side coming from a 2-0 win against Nakuru All Stars dominated the first half with Steven Waruru rattling the wood work from a John Nairuka corner in the 10th before keeper Samuel Odhiambo rescued another corner that was directed in goal.

But the Brewers skipper could not hold on the third corner that saw Amwoka head home a Kevin Amwayi’s cross for the opener.

The hosts were forced to an early substitution when Amwayi was stretched off with injury for Job Muhati to replace him as they led 1-0 to the break before Dunga gave the Brewers hope when he netted the equaliser.

The KPL takes a breather this weekend for the GOtv Shield quarterfinals where Tusker will get the chance to bounce immediately on Sunday when they take on fading giants and cup champions, AFC Leopards in the highlight tie.

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  1. Anonymous

    November 1, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    If something has to be done, let it be done properly. Jua-kali august elections would just end in tears anyway… 

    “However the concerns about him were not specific and Isaack was unable to fully respond to them”  translation – “However the concerns about him were just random and Isaack knew they weren’t worth his effort”.

  2. Susan

    November 1, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    We need free and fair peaceful elections this time. Consider all the logistics

  3. Mazzdark

    November 2, 2011 at 7:26 am

    The issue first is already before the Supreme Court but more importantly it is not about what is convenient but what is in the Constitution, and in order to build a culture of constitutionality and rule of law we must ALL learn to obey what it says. You sound like you are trying to please some perceived political godfathers

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