The AFC Leopards family was the smiling lot on Sunday afternoon, watching Tusker play to what looked like a frustrating barren draw against Kariobangi Sharks, but their hearts were broken with just a third of the game left to play.

Tusker headed into the FKF Premier League match at Utalii Grounds in second place and in search of a vital win to keep pace on KCB who won 1-0 against Mathare United on Saturday to open a four-point gap at the summit.

The 2016 Kenyan Premier League champions had their patience tested, William Muluya’s side hanging on a 0-0 score for the greater part of the game until the 63rd minute when Chrispinus Onyango popped up with a headed goal after a sublime cross by Sammy Meja on his way to the man of the match award.

The win keeps The Brewers in second place on 41 points, three points above AFC Leopards and one within leaders KCB.

In other matches, Posta Rangers played to a 0-0 at home to Bidco United at Ruaraka Grounds as defending champions Gor Mahia edged out Sofapaka 1-0 at Thika Stadium, courtesy of a Jules Ulimwengu 74th minute strike.

Sunday’s FKF Premier League results

Posta Rangers 0-0 Bidco United (Ruaraka Grounds, Nairobi)

Kariobangi Sharks 0-1 Tusker (Utalii Grounds, Nairobi)

Gor Mahia 1-0 Sofapaka (Thika Stadium, Thika)

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