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Tusker leave Sofapaka staggering in five-goal thriller

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By VINCENT OPIYO
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Eleven-time SportPesa Premier League (SPL) champions Tusker came from a goal down to edge out Sofapaka 3-2 in a thrilling encounter at Kenyatta stadium in Machakos on Saturday.

Timothy Otieno cancelled John Avirre’s first half opener on 48 minutes before substitute John Kamau and Justine Omar grabbed a goal apiece on 51 and 65 minutes respectively.

There was a late glimmer of hope for Sofapaka when Cliff Kasuti’s shot took a wicked deflection off Omar but it turned out to be a mere consolation as the visitors held on to their slim lead.

Tusker temporarily goes top of the table on 13 points, seven ahead of Sofapaka. The position could change should Mathare United record a positive result against champions Gor Mahia in their encounter on Sunday.



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