Tusker get second win on the bounce in troubled Nzoia duel

NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 18 – Tusker FC picked their second successive victory, and the third in five games as their resurgence continued with a 2-0 win over 10-man Nzoia Sugar at the Sudi Stadium in Bungoma on Sunday.

Mike Oduor and Chris Erambo scored the goals for the alemen, in a match which was halted for roughly 18 minutes early in the second half due to crowd trouble.

A section of the fans started throwing projectiles into the pitch after substitute goalkeeper Daniel Omuse was sent off just four minutes into the second half, having come on as a substitute.

As the last man on defense, Omuse came off his line and handled an effort from Eric Kapaito, with the referee dishing a straight red card. The goalkeeper had just come on for his first appearance of the season after Nzoia coach Godfrey ‘Solo’ Oduor had decided to make a change with Bernard Onunga conceding what he saw as soft goals in the first half.

With the game resuming to a low tempo due to the long period of stoppage, Nzoia had to put defender Nassor Shikokoti in goal as they had already used up their keeper sub.

Shikokoti however faced only one shot on target, a curling effort from Levin Odhiambo which he managed to see off for a corner.

Action between Tusker FC and Nzoia Sugar.

There weren’t much chances at goal when the game resumed, as Tusker easily managed to see off the result to move into the top eight in the standings.

Oduor had given them the lead after 38 minutes with a brilliant low shot from the right after being teed up by Shaphan Siwa.

Youthful midfielder Erambo then made it 2-0 in the third minute of added time with a powered header from a Levin corner.

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Tusker had two goals disallowed, both by Eric Kapaito. The forward scored in the first half from an Oduor cross but was adjudged to have been in an offside position.

He scored another late in the second half when he connected to a Daniel Sakari cross from the right, but was adjudged to have fouled Shikokoti in goal before scoring.

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