Tusker FC's Jesse Were Photo/Courtesy

Tusker are the 2016 SPL champions after beating AFC Leopards 1-0 to claim their 11th top flight crown on Sunday 6 at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru.

The brewers’ winner goal was netted by Ugandan, Shafik Batambuze in the 68th minute of the face off courtesy of a corner kick.

The sweet win sealed the title race with Paul Nkata’s side at 58 points, four points above the 2015 title champions Gor Mahia.

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Gor Mahia had won 2-0 against Muhoroni Youth on Saturday hoping that the win would revive their hopes of retaining the title for the third consecutive round.

Even with the slip, Gor Mahia defender Karim Nizigiyimana has appreciated the support their fans have shown the Green Army in their unsuccessful title chase.

Ingwe’s new manager, Stewart Hall has commended the side even after losing to Tusker FC on Sunday.

Paul Nkata will lead his men into the last match of the campaign against Gor in Kisumu on Saturday 19 to ice their 2016 title reign.

Millers, Chemelil Sugar are still third with 44 points despite losing 1-0 to Thika United as Western Stima lost by a similar score line against Bandari to remain a point further back.

Kakamega Homeboyz finishes in the top half of the table after nailing a barren draw with fifth placed Ulinzi Stars.

It’s a double joy for Paul Nkata after his men secured the Shield Cup late last month.

 

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