NAIROBI, Kenya– Tusker FC head coach Robert Matano believes his side has what it takes to interrupt Gor Mahia’s Kenya Premier League (KPL) dominance and challenge all the way to the final day in search for the elusive title.
Only the brewers have managed to clinch a title since 2013 other than record league winners Gor and Matano believes this is the season that the leaders can be upstaged.
Tusker beat Gor to the SportPesa Premier League (SPL) title in 2016, a season where they clinched the domestic double, and an impressive run of form this season offers hope for a third title in 10 years.
“We will fight till the end. The league is a marathon and not a 100m race. We are still there and we will fight strongly. We will do it. We are there with our minds, heart and blood and we are feeling the urge to win,” Matano stated.
This season, Tusker and Kakamega Homeboyz look like the real deal to stop Gor’s dominance again, with the brewers placed third in the standings with a six point gap and a match at hand while Homeboyz are second with a four point gap from the holders.
Matano who won the crown with the brewers in 2012 believes that his side has the pedigree to stop Gor Mahia this season and has vowed his side will push on till the final day in search of a 12th crown.
The brewers were pegged back after drawing 1-1 with Wazito FC at their Ruaraka Stadium on Sunday but Matano says that drop in points will not interfere with their title ambitions.
Tusker take on lowly newcomers Kisumu All Stars FC on Saturday, February 29 before an acid test against second placed Homeboyz on April 5 at Ruaraka.
The brewers will then host fourth placed KCB two weeks later, and will rely on the hope of Gor dropping points before both teams lock horns in a potential title-deciding fixture on the last day of the 2019/20 KPL season.