Zoo fightback to hold Tusker as Leopards’ late flurry downs MKU

Zoo FC earned a crucial point in their fight towards avoiding relegation come the end of the season as they came from behind to hold Tusker FC to a 2-2 draw at the Ruaraka grounds in a round 32 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) tie played Thursday 23 May, a day that also saw AFC Leopards return back to winning ways following their Mashemeji Derby disappointment, by downing Mt. Kenya United 2-0 at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.

Third from bottom Zoo FC came from behind twice against The Brewers who broke the deadlock through David Majak in the 15th minute. Kevin Odhiambo would score the equalizer in the 36th minute to make sure the two team’s headed to the break level.

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After resumption, Boniface Muchiri, Tusker’s leading scorer, would get his 10th of the campaign with quarter of an hour to go as he riffled in a freekick but Danson Chetambe would come to Zoo’s rescue with a setpiece of his own with five minutes left on the clock.

The point has Zoo remain two points adrift of safety with two matches left to play as they moved up to 29 points while Tusker remain in 7th place on the standings with 50 points now.

Elsewhere in Machakos, AFC Leopards needed the last 15 minutes of the game to down already relegated MKU 2-0 and end a five game winless run.

Former MKU winger Boniface Mukhekhe, who joined Leopards during the half season transfer window, netted both goals that lift Leopards two places up the standings and into 9th with 42 points.

The two matches conclude round 32 which commenced on Wednesday with seven matches.

Below are all the results of the round;

Wednesday  

  1. Sofapaka 0-0 Chemelil Sugar FC – Machakos
  2. Mathare United 0-0 Bandari – Kasarani
  3. Ulinzi Stars 3-3 Kariobangi Sharks – Nakuru
  4. Western Stima 2-1 Posta Rangers – Kisumu
  5. Kakamega Homeboyz 1-2 Sony Sugar FC – Bukhungu
  6. Gor Mahia 1-1 Vihiga United – Machakos
  7. Nzoia Sugar FC 0-1 KCB FC – Sudi

Thursday 

  1. Tusker FC 2-2 Zoo FC – Ruaraka
  2. Mt Kenya United 0-2 AFC Leopards – Machakos