BY STEVE AYOO
Mike Madoya came off the bench with twin strikes to steer Tusker FC to a 4-1 come-from-behind victory over Kenyan Premier League bottom side Mount Kenya United at the Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos.
The pint-sized midfielder, a second half substitute for Boniface Muchiri, scored within 10 minutes of coming on, and again, as the Brewers recovered from an early setback.
Mount Kenya, who were unlucky to lose against KCB FC last time out, raced into an 11th minute lead when Amani Kyata converted from the spot after Marlon Tangauzi handball inside the restricted zone.
Tusker almost replied immediately but Muchri could only hit the bar after gaining from Macharia’s pass.
Pressure on the Mount Kenya defence paid off – like it has for most opponents this season – as Timothy Otieno did justice to a thoroughly gifted pass from Muchiri to make it 1-1 with the clock hitting the half hour mark.
The lead lasted to half time.
Madoya (my autocorrect says ‘Madonna’ but, anyway) entered the cast in the 57th minute and went on to tilt the game in Tusker’s favor.
He scored 12 minutes later, beating keeper Peter ‘Bobo’ Odhiamho after lurching onto a pass from Macharia, the man from whom all the good things were coming from.
David Majak ended the tie as a contest with a filthy individual goal four minutes later before Madoya made the scoreline riotous with the fourth in the second minute of added time.
The victory, Tusker’s third straight over Mt. Kenya, helps them in their push for a top six finish while Melis Medo’s struggling side are merely counting their final days in the topflight.
Sony keep up
Meanwhile Sony Sugar refuse to let Tusker make sixth place their own after a 2-0 win over KCB FC kept them tied on 46 points with the Brewers who have a better goal difference.
Salomon Onyango and Derrick Otanga scored either side of the interval to help the Millers claim a double over the Bankers who were beaten 1-0 at home earlier in the season.