Uganda hold Kenya in friendly match at Kasarani

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Harambee Stars drew 1-1 with neighbours Uganda Cranes in a friendly match held at the MISC Kasarani on Sunday.
Uganda Cranes took the lead in the 21st minute through Emmanuel Okwi.
Okwi did not disappoint having been handed the armband in the absence of veteran goalkeeper Dennis Onyango.
The host were stung by the goal and sent men forward to search for an equalizer. Stars came close in the 32nd minute after Ayub Timbe dribbled past Uganda midfield before squaring the ball to Eric Johanna, but the IF Bromma man shot straight at the keeper.
Coach Francis Kimanzi withdrew Collins Agade for Whyvonne Isuza in the 40th minute as the home side search for the elusive equaliser as the guest continued to threaten in the last minutes of the half.
After the break, Kenya brought in Jonstone Omurwa for Michael Kibwage with Stars finding a breakthrough five minutes later through Kenneth Muguna.
Eric Ouma went past a forest of players before teeing Timbe whose cross pocked home by the onrushing Muguna.
Stars almost took the lead in the 55th minute when Eric Johanna shot was blocked by the opposition keeper with the rebound cleared by the defence.
A minute later, Michael Olunga’s header went inches wide as Kenya pushed for the second goal.
Stars were the better side in the second half with Timbe’s penalty appeal after being brought down in the box were overlooked by the match official with the resultant free-kick yielding nothing.
Olunga was to hit the post in the dying minutes of the game with Muchiri’s effort stinger being tipped off by the Uganda keeper.

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