Tusker Edge Stubborn Chemelil To Claim SPL Third Spot

Jan 23 - by Erick Ochieng for SportPesa News

Biko Tindi scored to give the sugar millers a 0-1 lead in the 25th minute but Mike Madoya leveled for the brewers in the 42nd to put the scores 1-1 at half time

Tusker FC forward, Boniface Muchiri, scores to give his side a 2-1 lead in the 83rd minute against Chemelil FC at Ruaraka Stadium in Nairobi on January 23,2019.PHOTO/TUSKER FC

  • Tusker FC rallied from behind to edge stubborn Chemelil Sugar FC 2-1 at Ruaraka Stadium in Nairobi on Wednesday to storm into SportPesa Premier League third place
  • Boniface Muchiri stretched Tusker’s tally to 2-1 in the 83rd.The hosts warded off threatening attempts by the visitors to find the back of the net in the last minutes
  • At the same time, basement side Mt. Kenya United FC  held Ulinzi Stars FC 1-1 at Moi International Sports Center, Kasarani in Nairobi on the day
  • Vihiga United FC battled to a barren draw with Nzoia Sugar FC at Bukhungu in Kakamega.It was also the same scoreline in the encounter pitting Western Stima FC against Kenya Commercial Bank FC at Moi Stadium in Kisumu

NAIROBI, Kenya- Tusker FC rallied from behind to edge stubborn Chemelil Sugar FC 2-1 at Ruaraka Stadium in Nairobi on Wednesday to storm into SportPesa Premier League third place.

Biko Tindi scored to give Chemelil a 0-1 lead in the 25th minute but Mike Madoya leveled for the brewers  in the 42nd to put the scores 1-1 at half time.

Boniface Muchiri stretched Tusker’s tally to 2-1 in the 83rd.The hosts warded off threatening attempts by the visitors to find the back of the net in the last minutes.

The victory  saw Tusker exclipse Western Stima FC in third place where they are now perched with 17 points after five wins,two draws and two losses.Chemelil dipped to 15th with seven after two victories, one draw and six losses.

At the same time, basement side Mt. Kenya United FC  held Ulinzi Stars FC 1-1 at Moi International Sports Center, Kasarani in Nairobi on the day.

John Ndirangu put United ahead in the  43rd but this  was cancelled by Ulinzi’s Justine Onwonga who levelled in the 90th.Despite the draw, United are still  stuck at the bottom of the table with three while Ulinzi are ninth with 11.

Captain Stephen Waruru was on target in the 65th  as Sofapaka FC piped Posta Rangers FC  0-1 at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.

Vihiga United FC battled to a barren draw with Nzoia Sugar FC at Bukhungu in Kakamega.It was also the same scoreline in the encounter pitting Western Stima FC against Kenya Commercial Bank FC at Moi Stadium in Kisumu.

Tusker FC Starting XI: Emery Mvuyekure (GK), Modest Aloro, Hillary Wandera, Justine Omary, Marlon Tangauzi, Hashim Sempala (Peter Nzuki), John Kamau (Bill Oporia) Jackson Macharia, Amini Muzerwa (Sydney Ochieng), Michael Madoya, Boniface Muchiri

Chemelil Sugar FC Starting XI: Kevin Otieno (GK), Maurice Wandera, Vincent Mahiga, Jacob Odhiambo, Phillip Mwangale, Musa Oundo, Biko Tindi, Francis Ochola, Justine Monda (Felix Oluoch), Phillip Muchuma (James Omino), Lucas Waitere

SPL Wednesday Results

Mt.Kenya United FC        1             1             Ulinzi Stars FC

Posta Rangers FC             0             1             Sofapaka FC

Tusker FC                         2             1             Chemelil FC

Vihiga United FC              0             0             Nzoia Sugar FC

Western Stima FC            0             0             KCB FC