Tusker FC took charge of the FKF Premier League title albeit for hours with a 2-1 win over Western Stima in an early kick off match at Ruaraka Grounds on Wednesday afternoon.

Tusker down Western Stima to move back to the top of KPL - Capital Sports
Tusker players celebrate scoring against Western Stima in their 2-1 at Ruaraka on Wednesday afternoon. PHOTO/COURTESY

The game proved hard in the opening half, with both sides failing to get the opener until the second half when the Brewers got two quick fire goals to set them on course for a pivotal win.

Boniface Muchiri was on target in the 56th minute, 10 minutes after replacing Apollo Otieno, his fine free kick beating cameo goalkeeper Richard Aimo to give Robert Matano a much deserved lead.

Muchiri was back six minutes later going down under a challenge in the box to win a penalty which was coolly taken by star teenager Henry Meja to give Tusker a two-goal cushion while also taking his season tally to nine goals.

The 2016 Kenyan Premier League champions however saw their lead halved in the 80th minute by a Baron Oketch spot kick after a foul by skipper Hashim Sempala on James Odhiambo in the danger zone.

The second successive win lifts Tusker to first place on 44 points, two above KCB who could regain the top spot if they win away to Kakamega Homeboyz on Friday.

Western Stima remain second from bottom on 13 points, two points from safety.

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