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Tusker crowned FKF-PL champions

Tusker crowned FKF-PL champions

Tusker players celebrate with the title after winning the 2020-21 FKF-PL on August 22, 2021 at Utalii grounds.

Photo credit: Cecil Odongo | Nation Media Group

Tusker are the 2020/21 Football Kenya Federation Premier League champions.

The brewers beat Bidco United 2-1 at Utalii grounds to take their tally to 65 points, three ahead of KCB who thrashed Nairobi City Stars 3-0 as the 2020/21 season concluded Sunday. It is the 12th league crown.

Rodgers Aloro scored the opener from the spot in the 23rd minute before Henry Meja doubled their advantage in the 33rd minute.

David Orem pulled one back for Bidco United but it turned out to be a consolation as Robert Matano's charges held on for their 12th league title.

Outgoing champions Gor Mahia finished seventh on the standings on 45 points following a 2-0 defeat to  Nzoia Sugar at Ruaraka grounds.

Zoo Kericho and Western Stima have been relegated from the top-tier league, while Vihiga United will participate in the promotion/relegation play-off against the third placed National Super League side.

At Utalii grounds, FKF President Nick Mwendwa led a host of federation officials in handing the brewers the new league trophy which was shipped into the country last month.

Tusker chairman Dan Aduda, coach Robert Matano  and club captain Eugene Asike plus a host of fans,who donned the club's yellow jersey burst into celebrations as soon as the centre referee blew the final  whistle.

The long-awaited moment came when captain Eugene Asike lifted the 24 carat gold-plated trophy after the players and the technical bench had been presented with their medals.