Tusker F.C.

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Tusker
Official logo of Tusker Football Club.
Full name Tusker Football Club
Founded 1969
Ground Kenyatta Stadium
Nairobi, Kenya
Ground Capacity 1,000
Chairman James Musyoki
Head coach George Nsimbe
League Kenyan Premier League
2016 1st

The Tusker Football Club is a football club based in Nairobi, Kenya. It is the third most successful club in Kenya with eleven Kenyan league championships and three Kenyan cup wins.[1][2] In addition, it has won four East African CECAFA Clubs Cup titles.

Formed in 1969, the club is sponsored by East African Breweries and its name refers to Tusker, a well-known beer brand by the company. The club was known as Kenya Breweries until 1999, when the current name was adopted.[3] Tusker play their home games at the Kinoru Stadium in Meru.

Tusker is currently coached by Francis Kimanzi.[4] George Maina took over as caretaker coach on August 15, 2012 following the sacking of Sammy Omollo.

Tucker F.C. played in the first ever match for the South Sudan national football team; the match was an unofficial friendly. Tusker won the match 3-1.

Tusker won the SportPesa Premier League on November 6th, 2016 after beating AFC Leopards 1-0 thanks to a Shafik Batambuze strike in the 69th minute. This helped them clinch their 11 title in the Kenyan Premier league

Honours

  • Kenyan Premier League: 11
1972, 1977, 1978, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2016
1975, 1989, 1993, 2016
2012, 2013 (post-season)
2013, 2014

References

  1. ^ Stokkermans, Karel (6 March 2014). "Kenya – List of Champions". RSSSF. 
  2. ^ Jönsson, Mikael & King, Ian (21 November 2013). "Kenya – List of Cup Winners". RSSSF. 
  3. ^ Machio, Dennis (3 December 2011). "Tusker FC receives new bus and 1Million bonus". Michezo Afrika. 
  4. ^ http://www.goal.com/en-ke/news/4523/kenya-premier-league/2014/03/13/4681856/tusker-fc-forward-hails-coach-francis-kimanzi

External links

  • Official Website
  • Tusker squad list for CAF Champions League
  • Kenya Premier League
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