Mathare United Football Club will head into week 8 of the 2018-19 Kenyan Premier League campaign with a crucial 2-1 win over Tusker at Ruaraka Grounds.
Having taken the lead through center-half Johnstone Omurwa in the first half, youngster James Kinyanjui would double the lead for the SlumBoys and render Peter Nzuki's 79th minute goal a mere consolation.
The win keeps Mathare's lead at the top at two points as second placed Bandari FFC also notched a win on the road to Mount Kenya United. They are however now four points away from Tusker who occupy pending other matches set for Sunday.
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How the teams lined up:
Tusker Starting XI: Emery Mvuyekure, Rodgers Aloro, Sammy Mejja, Justine Omary, Lloyd Wahome, Hashim Sempala, Peter Nzuki, Sydney Ochieng, John Kamau, Timothy Otieno, David Juma.
Subs: Omondi, Collins Shivachi, Hillary Wandera, Jackson Macharia, Faraj Ominde, Boniface Muchiri, Muzerwa Amini.
Mathare United Starting XI: 26. Allan Owiny (GK) 16.David Owino 28.James Situma 19.Johnstone Omurwa 12.Andrew Juma 22.Roy Okal 29.Chrispin Oduor (C) 11.Cliff Nyakeya 17.James Kinyanjui 7.Kevin Kimani 9. Chris Ochieng’
Subs: 1.David Okello (GK) 5. Harun Junior 8.Alphonse Ndonye 5. Francis Omondi 27.Tyson Otieno 10.Ahmed Ahmad 21.Clifford Alwanga.