Tusker’s teenage striker Henry Meja announced himself to the big stage with a late goal as the Brewers beat Gor Mahia 2-1 in an FKF Premier League match played on Sunday.
The highly rated forward came off the bench to score the winning goal on the 77th minute mark, ensuring Tusker carried all the three points back to Ruaraka.
Meja, who had replaced another goalscorer David Majak, combined with fellow substitute Luke Namanda to open the K’ogallo defence.
The scoreline could have been worse for Gor Mahia as Harambee Stars midfielder Boniface Muchiri missed the target after being fed on the plate by the lively Meja.
This was the first league goal scored by the 19-year-old striker since joining the Brewers in January.
The Kakamega High school alumni is highly rated by coach Francis Matano, who has tipped him to develop into a lethal foward in the coming years.
Meja has dreams of playing in Europe in the near future. He has always praised Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala who helped nurture his talent through the annual Malala Cup tournament in Kakamega.
“I want to thank Senator Malala for supporting my former club and assisting me to make the right decision that will see me realize my dream of playing for big clubs in Europe,” he said when he signed for Tusker in January.
Gor Mahia’s goal was scored by Burundian striker Jules Ulimwengu.