Int’l Friendly: Kenya, Tanzania Equal Strength

Ugandan referee Brian Miiro Nsubuga in action during the kenya vs Tanzania match in Nairobi.

Kenya’s Harambee stars and their southern neighbours Tanzania on Sunday afternoon played to an uninspiring one all draw in an international build up match at the Kasarani stadium in Nairobi.

The visitors who were without influential captain Mbwana Samatta and TP Mazembe forward Thomas Ulimwengu took an early lead in the 34th minute after Juma Abdul beat the hosts patrol in the right wing to dink in a cross for Elias Maguli to head in the near post.

Kenya stepped up attack that finally paid off four minutes later when Belgium based star Ayub Timbe was fouled after a successful dribble past two defenders inside the box forcing Uganda’s Centre Referee Brian Nsubuga to point to the spot. .

Southampton star, click Victor Wanyama stepped up and sent the ball beyond Deogratius Munishi’s reach.

The Kenyans return to the pitch on Tuesday in another friendly against Sudan before the group E qualifier against Congo on Sunday 5th June in Nairobi. They lie bottom of the group with only a point.

Taifa stars are headed for a dead rubber versus Egypt in Dar Es Salaam on 4th.


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