0Shares0000Nakumatt FC midfielder Kevin Thairu (right) is joined by teammate Faina Jacobs in celebrating his goal against Tusker FC during their Kenyan Premier League clash in Machakos on May 20, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMACHAKOS, Kenya, May 20- Goals in either half from Kevin Thairu and substitute Cornelius Juma saw a resurgent Nakumatt FC beat Tusker FC 2-1 on Sunday afternoon in Machakos to record their third win of the season and move off the bottom of the Kenyan Premier League standings.Brian Osumba had equalized for the brewers but Juma stepped off the bench to score the winner on the hour mark as Robert Matano picked his second consecutive loss as Tusker head coach. The brewers suffered a 2-1 home loss to Kariobangi Sharks last weekend and were looking to get back to winning ways and move into the top half of the table, but a spirited Nakumatt side was relentless fighting to the last drop of sweat.It was a fast paced start to the game, each of the two sides eager to break the deadlock earliest possible. It was Tusker who had the first real opportunity of the game with Timothy Otieno’s shot from the near post being blocked by Lucas Indeche.Minutes later, Ssempala had a glorious opportunity to break the deadlock when the ball was cut back to him from the right, but his final effort at curling the ball into the top right corner was futile as the ball went over.Those two missed chances came to haunt them on the quarter hour mark when Nakumatt opened the scoring through Kevin Thairu.The midfielder blasted the ball into David Okello’s right hand side after being set up by Moses Odhiambo following a sweeping counter attacking move from Nakumatt.The goal injected some confidence into the Nakumatt side and they began to play with more fluidity and were more threatening.Nakumatt FC midfielder Kevin Thairu goes past Tusker FC’s Apollo Otieno during their Kenyan Premier League clash in Machakos on May 20, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluTusker had a chance to crawl back into the game in the 26th minute when Osumba chested down the ball for Timothy Otieno from a Boniface Muchiri cross, but under pressure, the forward blasted the ball over.In the 26th minute, Nakumatt had a glorious opportunity to go two up from a Tusker mistake, but they failed. Marlon Tangauzi controlled the ball inside the box unaware of Boniface Mukhekhe behind him with the Nakumatt stealing the ball in a dangerous area.However, he failed to punish the mistake shooting wide with only Okello to beat.They were made to pay for that missed chance two minutes later when Osumba restored parity with a low shot inside the box after being picked out by a Muchiri pass across the park.Nakumatt FC skipper John Njoroge vies for the ball with Tusker FC’s Mathew Tayo Odongo during their Kenyan Premier League clash in Machakos on May 20, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluIn the second half, Tusker boss Robert Matano began with changes, pulling out Mathew Tayo Odongo for Edwin Lavatsa, a change that meant he played with two strikers upfront, Lavatsa joining Otieno up the field.Tusker should have gone ahead just two minutes after the restart from a counter attack.Apollo Otieno was released by Muchiri at the edge of the box but the young midfielder took a pale shot that was an easy collection for Indeche.That missed opportunity proved costly as on the hour mark, Nakumatt went ahead with a text-book counter attacking move.Timonah Wanyonyi released Mukhekhe away on the right, the winger making a one time cross into the area that was slammed home by Cornelius Juma.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Today, nearly 100 youngsters from the Simi Valley Vikings football program and Simi Youth Baseball will assemble the holiday care packages, which must be mailed by Monday to make it to Iraq in time for Christmas. Bill Tessar is a coach with the local youth organizations. “The outpouring has been 10 times bigger than I ever expected,” said organizer Margo Hartzheim, who has two sons in the athletic programs. “It’s about families helping families.” The men and women of Tessar’s company will receive packages filled with calling cards, thermal socks, candy, magazines and books. Other boxes designed for the whole company will include box sets of television series, movies and back massagers. The youngsters also wrote letters of support for the soldiers, thanking them for their service. The care packages were made possible through donations. Organizers said they raised more than $7,000 in the weeks after Tessar’s death. Angie Valencia-Martinez, (805) 583-7604 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SIMI VALLEY – Just before he was killed, Army Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Tessar asked his older brother to help his wife send holiday care packages to the 250 soldiers under his command in Iraq. After weeks of late nights and nearly round-the-clock work since his Oct. 31 death, the mission of Sgt. Tessar Operation Care Package has been completed. “It’s really an honor not just to my brother, but all the guys who have lost their lives and continue to fight in Iraq,” said his brother, Bill Tessar of Simi Valley. “We’re reaching out and trying to do something and understand all the liberties we have don’t come without sacrifice.” The drive began almost immediately after the 36-year-old Green Beret was killed in Iraq. He died when a bomb detonated near a Humvee carrying him and three other servicemen. He was just months away from retiring and joining his wife, Nancy, and their three children in Kentucky.
Commonwealth Games plunged into deep trouble today after England admitted their participation is “on a knife-edge” while Scotland athletes delayed their departure to Delhi and Wales set a deadline of Wednesday evening for the organisers to certify all venues and Games Village are safe.A footbridge collapsed near the main venue of the Games yesterday, which injured more than a dozen people, and the desperate state of the Athletes’ Village — described by Commonwealth officials of some countries as “unfit for human habitation” — has cast major doubts over foreign athletes turning up in India.Should the Commonwealth Games be called off? To vote from your mobile, SMS