Kenya U20 National team was held to a 2-2 draw by Tanzania in CECAFA U20 Championships match staged at the FUFA Technical Centre in Jinja, Uganda on Tuesday 24th.
Kenya twice gave away the lead as Tanzania fought back to claim a point. Stars took the lead through Austin Odhiambo in the 26th minute before Tanzania got back to level terms 10 minutes later through Albert Simchimba. Kenya once again restored their one-goal lead through Patrick Otieno eight minutes after the restart of the second half.
However, Kenya defence conceded the second goal after just three minutes thanks to Abdul Hamis’ strike. The draw left the pair with four points with each side having one foot into the quarterfinals.
Kenya will be up against Ethiopia in the final Group B match while their neighbors Tanzania will entertain Zanzibar in the Taifa Derby. The match will determine the group winner with both sides currently level on everything.
Kenya Starting XI: Brian Bwire (GK), Austine Odhiambo, John Otieno, Tom Teka, Boniface Mwangemi, Fidel Origa, Joshua Nyatini, Musa Masika, Patrick Otieno, Brian Wepo, Sydney Lokale
Subs: Bixente Otieno (GK), Peter Oudu, Alvin Ochieng, Benson Oluoch, Steven Otieno, John Nguguna, Alphonce Omija, Ronald Sichenje, Chris Owino
Tanzania Starting XI: Israel Mwenda (GK), Saimon Runkomba, Dickson Job, (Cpt), Oscar Masai, Ally Hussein, Tepsi Evance, Novatus Disnas, Andrew Simchimba, Kelvin John, Abdul Hamis
Subs: Razack Ramadhan, Kibwana Ally, Lusajo Elukaga, Frank George, Kelvin Nashon, Onesmo Justin, Gadaf Said, Wilboi Maseke
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