Eleven-time Kenyan Premier League champions Tusker blew up the opportunity to extend their lead at the summit of the FKF Premier League standings following a one-all draw away to Wazito at Nairobi’s Utalii Grounds on Friday afternoon.

The brewers were treated to a flying start after a fine free kick by teenage sensation Henry Meja at the edge of the box, five minutes into the showdown, took a deflection from Wazito attacker Michael Owino alias moniker Wise to land into the net.

The moneybags were forced into a change of personnel just two minutes after falling behind, former Gor Mahia central defender Maurice Ojwang bowing out with an injury to be replaced by Bernard Ochieng.

The Francis Kimanzi-coached side found their equalizer in the 21st minute through experienced midfielder Kevin Kimani who scored from close range after a howler by Tusker’s Rwandese custodian Emery Mvuyekure.

The game headed into the break tied at 1-1, with Kimanzi and his Tusker counterpart Robert Matano both calling on their benches in search of a possible winner in the second half, in futility.

The 2016 champions who have recorded three draws on the bounce, retain top spot on 35 points despite recording a fifth draw 17 matches into the season, but are in danger of relinquishing the lead to KCB who host Bandari on Sunday.

Wazito who have recorded as many draws and winless in the last four outings, remain 7th on 23 points from 16 matches.

7th minute substitute Bernard Ochieng won the man of the match award after a dominant display.

 

Weekend FKF Premier League action

Saturday

Kakamega Homeboyz vs Western Stima (Bukhungu Stadium, Kakamega)

Ulinzi Stars vs Kariobangi Sharks (Ole Ntimama Stadium, Narok)

Posta Rangers vs AFC Leopards (Ruaraka Grounds, Nairobi)

Sunday

KCB FC vs Bandari FC (Utalii Grounds, Nairobi)

Nzoia Sugar vs Mathare United (Sudi Stadium, Nairobi)

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