Zedekiah Otieno’s team took the lead in the first half only for Robert Matano to make critical changes so that the teams drew.
Tusker managed to score a point from a 2-2 draw against KCB during a FKF Premier League match on Sunday at Thika Stadium.
Derrick Otanga gave the Bankers a lead in the first half, only for the Brewers to start a counter-attack strategy that helped them score twice through Humphrey Mieno and Jackson Macharia in the second half to win a point. against their closest competitors.
Boniface Muchiri could not break the deadlock in the fourth minute, after breaking through from the left flank, only to see his last faint shot collected by Josep Okoth in the KCB goal.
The Bankers managed to open the scores through Otanga in the 18th minute as Michael Oduor played a key role in creating the valuable chance.
The starting candidate was a deserving reward for the host, as they were more dominant than the Premier League leaders.
The former Sony Sugar and Wazito FC striker added the second in the 24th minute when Tusker struggled to contain their ambitious opponents. Brewers goalkeeper Michael Wanjala made a mistake that caused Otanga to move quickly and shoot home.
After falling twice and struggling, especially in midfield, Robert Matano made a change two minutes after half-time as Faraj Ominde was replaced by Mieno.
KCB would have made the score 3-0 in the 43rd minute, but Reagan Otieno could not find the back of the net when he was seen by Otanga in a face position.
Tusker were close to putting the equalizer away after 45 minutes as the opposing defense lost control of the ball to Sammy Meja in a scuffle towards the left of the goal, but in the end the ball was cleared over the dead ball line.
Another chance for the visitors to get a goal came in the 59th minute when Muchiri, Mieno and Meja led a good build-up, only for the latter to squander the chance as he shot from close range.
The Brewers’ calls for a penalty goal were dismissed in the 62nd minute when Nahashon Alembi handled the ball in his area as he tried to make a clearance.
Matano made further changes in the 68th minute when he introduced Erick Zakayo, Chris Ochieng and Macharia to Brian Marita, Meja and Kepha Okoth.
The changes spurred Tusker again, scoring their first goal in the 71st minute when Okoth took the ball and allowed Mieno to collect and tap at home.
Mieno played an important role in getting second place after his long-distance crossing landed on Macharia’s road and the midfielder controlled it before knocking home fairly easily in the 80th minute.
The draw means Tusker will stay on top and KCB will retain second place on the standings.
KCB XI: Joseph Okoth, Baraka Badi, Dennis Odhiambo, Rama Mwendwa, Nahashon Alembi, Brian Ndenga, Michael Oduor, Vincent Wasambo, Derrick Otanga, David Simiyu, Reagan Otieno.
Subs: Daniel Oduor, Simon Munala, Victor Ochami, Samuel Mwangi, Bethuel Achola, Brian Wepo, Victor Omondi, Martin Mbugua, David Ambulu, Harun Thomas, Curtis Wekesa.
Tusker XI: Michael Wanjala, Kevin Monyi, Sammy Meja, Rodgers Aloro, Eugene Asike, Hashim Sempala, Brian Marita, Faraj Odeny, Henry Meja, Kelvin Okoth, Boniface Muchiri.
Subs: Robert Mboya, Jimmy Mbugua, Erick Ambunya, Humphrey Mieno, Jackson Macharia, Chrispinus Onyango, Chris Ochieng, George Odhiambo, Zakayo Erick.