June 13, 2024

Tusker edge Leopards to revive title hopes

Tusker edge Leopards to revive title hopes

AFC Leopards have suffered their first defeat in 2024 after falling 1-0 to Tusker at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.

Prior to the game, Ingwe who are gearing up for their 60th birthday had not lost in the league and cup matches and were looking to extend the fine run.

However, Tusker who are bidding yo reclaim the league title they lost last season ruined it after winning the contest courtesy of John Njuguna's first half strike.


Following the win, Tusker moved to seven points within the reach of log leaders Gor Mahia who lost 1-0 to the second-placed Bandari on Saturday.

While Leopards surrendered theirs, Kenya Police kept their unbeaten run under coach Salim Babu intact afer coming from a goal down to hold Muhoroni Youth at the Police Sacco Grounds.

Muhoroni had threatened to beat Police after grabbing the lead through an own goal by Duncan Otieno.

However, Clinton Kinanga saved the day for Police after restoring parity in the second half.

A goalfest was witnessed at the same venue as Kariobangi Sharks whipped Posta Rangers 5-1 to relieve their relegation fears.

It proved yet another weekend for Posta to forget as they were coming from a 4-0 loss to defending champions Gor Mahia.

Julius Masaba was the toast of the afternoon as he netted a brace and grabbed two assists as the ruthless Sharks ran riot.

Experienced striker John Makwata, Len Otieno and Fortune Omotp added the extras for Sharks with Brian Otieno scoring the consolation goal for Posta.

Kakamega Homeboyz secured their second league win in the year after edging Ulinzi Stars 2-0 at the Mumias Sports Complex.

Goals from Hillary Juma and Brian Eshihanda were enough for Homeboyz to start life at Mumias on a winning note.

Meanwhile Nzoia Sugar failed to capitalize on home advantage and scoop maximum points after playing FC Talanta to a 1-1 draw at Sudi Stadium.

Talanta had taken the lead in the first half through Alfred Tanui who interestingly left Nzoia for Talanta last year.

Joseph Oyugi restored parity for the bottom-placed Nzoia in the second half, tapping in from close range

Table Standing

# Team P W D L F A +/- PTS
1. Gor Mahia 30 18 10 2 38 13 25 64
2. Tusker 31 17 5 9 42 24 18 56
3. Kenya Police 31 15 9 7 38 24 14 54
4. AFC Leopards 30 12 11 7 28 18 10 47
5. Bandari 30 13 8 9 26 21 5 47
6. Nairobi City Stars 30 13 8 9 38 34 4 47
7. Posta Rangers 31 13 7 11 28 28 0 46
8. Kariobangi Sharks 31 11 11 9 40 30 10 44
9. Homeboyz 31 11 11 9 31 26 5 44
10. Bidco United 30 10 11 9 32 30 2 41
11. KCB 30 8 13 9 25 30 -5 37
12. Murang'a Seal 30 9 9 12 25 29 -4 36
13. Ulinzi Stars 30 9 8 13 20 22 -2 35
14. FC Talanta 30 6 13 11 29 42 -13 31
15. Sofapaka 30 8 7 15 33 48 -15 31
16. Shabana 31 7 8 16 30 42 -12 29
17. Muhoroni Youth 30 5 13 12 17 29 -12 28
18. Nzoia Sugar 30 4 6 20 20 50 -30 18