Nairobi based Tusker FC, retained the Football Kenya Federation premier League title after defeating Posta Rangers 2-0 at Ruaraka Grounds on Sunday.
Ten-man brewers were crowned champions on goal difference, as Kakamega Homeboyz finished second despite both clubs having 63 points after 33 matches played.
Goals from Shaphan Siwa and substitute Jackson Macharia in both halves of the match, secured victory for Robert matano’s men who won last season when they dethroned record champions Gor Mahia.
Tusker FC were however reduced to 10 men after defender Kevin Monyi was sent off in the last minutes of the match following a second yellow card booking.
The match was a must-win for Tusker in their bid to retain the title since they were tied at the top of the table with Kakamega Homeboyz.
Homeboyz were on the verge of clinching their maiden FKF-PL title after opponent’s Kariobangi Sharks failed to show up for the final game of the season at Mumias Sports Complex, easily collecting three points.
Tusker Head Coach Matano took home his fourth top-flight title having previously guided Tusker to victory in 2012 and 2021. He also guided Sofapaka to their only KPL title in 2009.
“I’m certainly happy. Winning a Premier League title for the fourth time is not a joke. I’ve made history and Tusker have also opened another chapter in history. Remember this is our 13th title,” said the coach.
Securing the crown on the final day of the campaign handed the coach Robert Matano led side their 13th Kenyan Premier League title.
“I can’t find enough words to thank our sponsors, the management, my colleagues on the technical bench and all the players for a consecutive title. Teamwork pays,” Matano said.