In Summary
  • Johnstone Omurwa and James Kinyanjui scored on either half to secure maximum points for the Slum Boys who took their tally to 17.
  • Peter Nzuki pulled one back for the hosts with 11 minutes left but it only turned out to be a mere consolation.

Mathare United stretched their unbeaten run in the SportPesa Premier League to seven matches with a 2-1 win over Tusker at the Ruaraka grounds on Saturday.

Johnstone Omurwa and James Kinyanjui scored on either half to secure maximum points for the Slum Boys who took their tally to 17 points.

Peter Nzuki pulled one back for the hosts with eleven minutes left but it tunred out to be a mere consolation.

Mathare United head coach Francis Kimanzi was elated after the hard-fought win.

"It's very important that we got the three points in a pitch that is very difficult to play football. When you look at the nature of the opposition and the behaviour of the boys under tough conditions then it's very encouraging," said Kimanzi.

His opposite number Robert Matano rued individual mistakes for the loss.

"It is bad losing at home, concentration and poor defending cost us. There was lack of communication in defence and they did not cover each other well. We need to go back to the drawing board and work on our mistakes," observed Matano.

Tusker's plan to get an early goal were dealt a major blow when referee Badir Yassin ignored their penalty appeal in the first minute after Timothy Otieno went down to a challenge from Mathare United custodian Allan Owiny.

On 11 minutes the best chance of the opening quarter fell to Chrispin Oduor who miscued his shot after Kinyanjui had dispossessed Sammy Mejja on the left and found him with a cutback.

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