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Kenya: Homeboyz Beat Holders Tusker to Storm FKF Premier League Summit

Nairobi — George Odiwuor’s volleyed goal in the fourth minute of the game handed Kakamega Homeboyz a 1-0 victory over defending champions Tusker FC as abana abeingo stormed the summit of the FKF Premier League standings.

Odiwuor shot home unmarked at the backpost after the Tusker backline struggled to clear away a freekick inside the box, in a few nervy moments for the brewers.

The victory took Homeboyz top with 24 points, three ahead of second placed KCB with the Christmas break coming up. The victory also preserved Homeboyz’s unbeaten run.

Tusker have meanwhile lost their fourth match of the season after playing eight and are languishing 14 points behind the leaders with only two matches at hand.

“It wasn’t a good day in office and we didn’t play well today,” a dejected Tusker FC head coach Robert Matano stated.

After conceding, Tusker put up a fight to get back into the match and they came close in the 19th minute when off a Daniel Sakari long throw, Deogratious Ojok flicked the ball towards goal but his header was cleared off the line by Brian Eshihanda.

They had an even better chance in the 26th minute but Daniel Sakari missed a sitter.

Off a swift counter attack, Shami Mwinyi, lining up against his former employers, sped off on the right before cutting in a low cross that found Sakari, also a former Homeboyz player, unmarked two yards from goal.