Nkata, Bhachu Closer to a Double in Kenya

Coach Paul Nkata is nearing a memorable double in Kenya after guiding his club Tusker FC to the finals of the local cup competition, for sale the GoTV shield over the weekend.

Tusker overcame Kenya Commercial Bank with a slim 1-0 victory courtesy of Noah Wafula’s strike at the Afuraha stadium in a game where Ugandan winger Shafiq Batambuze had a sterling show.

They will now face Kenya army side Ulinzi Stars who beat Kariobangi Sharks in the other semi finals. The finals will be staged in Nairobi on Thursday October 20th .

 Batambuze takes on KCB players during the semis
Batambuze takes on KCB players during the semis

Former Uganda Under-23 and Bul FC midfielder Hashim Sempala and Batambuze started for the brewers while Martin Kiiza was introduced on the 78th minute.

Tusker FC are the current table leaders in the Kenya Premier League standings with 48 points, four ahead of the defending champions Gor Mahia with five fixtures to go.

The Nkata’s side return to league action on Saturday 15 October away to Bandari FC after the international break.

They will then face Nairobi City Stars (H), Sony Sugar (A) and finish up with two crucial games against giants AFC Leopards and Gormahia FC.

Tusker FC remaining fixtures:


Saturday 15, October
Bandari vs Tusker FC

Saturday 22 October
Tusker FC vs Nairobi City Stars

Sunday 30 October
SoNy Sugar vs Tusker FC

Saturday 5 November
Tusker FC vs AFC Leopards

Saturday 19 November
Gor Mahia vs Tusker FC

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