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Harambee Stars Sink Tanzania In Nairobi

Kenya on Monday beat Tanzania 2-1 in an international friendly football match played at Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi.

The opening 15 minutes proved to dull affair from Harambee Stars, who struggled to get their passing game going and were often let down by their ball in the final third.

For large parts of the game Harambee Stars failed to take advantage of their dominance and were guilt of poor decision-making, most notably Michael Mutinda, who failed to release the ball on a few occasions.

However, Harambee Stars eventually took the lead in the 21st minute, as some good work down the left by Kevin Kimani teed up Eric Kapaito, who clinically nodded home past Juma Kaseja.

Ayuba Lyanga leveled the matter for the visitors in the 37th minute from a rebound after his initially shot hit the woodwork with James Saruni well beaten.

Lawrence Juma should have doubled the lead just before the halftime break, but the attacker miscued his effort with only the goalkeeper to beat.


The visitors, meanwhile, had their fair share of possession after the equalizer, but were restricted to long range efforts, none of which troubled Harambee Stars goalkeeper, Saruni.

Harambee Stars went ahead on the 58th minute, as second half substitute Abdallah Hassan slotted in with a sublime effort from the left after being played through by Juma.

Johnstone Amurwa came to Harambee Stars ‘ rescue late on, as the defender managed to clear a goal-bound effort off the line, after Saruni had been lobbed.

Mulee’s side managed to see out the final stages of the game, despite a late surge from the Tanzanians.

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