Tusker FC lost the chance to go top of the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) log after managing a 1 – 1 draw with Nairobi City Stars in the game played at the Ruaraka Stadium on Friday 19 September, a result the Brewers would not be looking back to with satisfaction.
City Stars went to the game etched in the relegation zone and all odds were on Tusker to win emphatically but Khalid Aucho’s opener was cancelled out by Ray Ochieng in the second half before the side from Kawangware frustrated the hosts’ attempt to get a winner and the Tusker deputy coach Leonard Odipo termed it a bad day in office.
In his pre match statement, Odipo had predicted a tough game, given that Tusker had eyes affixed on the top spot while City Stars are battling relegation and after the match, he said the game had lived to its billing.
“Like we said earlier, against City Stars it was going to be a hard game because the stakes are high for both teams and on a neutral ground, I say it was a fair result for the two teams going by their output in the game.
“We were caught on the counter when we reduced the tempo and there was also a concentration lapse at the back and they capitalize on it to equalize and get the point. In the end, for us it was just a bad day in office”, he said.
The result was the fourth straight draw for the Brewers, who have another tough match coming up – a trip to Nakuru to play Ulinzi Stars and Odipo says after the City Stars disappointment, they will aim at moving on very fast to prepare for the Ulinzi game with hope of a good result.
“We cannot press the panic button just yet. We will fight on. The most important games are the ones lined up and not this just ended one so we have to forget about this one and move on very quickly. We will give our best and hope for a good result, we will appreciate whatever result we get as long as we give our all”, he added.