The towering ahead insists they have been very unfortunate to not end off the probabilities they created within the draw towards the Pharaohs
Kenya ahead Michael Olunga has blamed missed possibilities for the staff’s 1-1 draw towards Egypt in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match at Kasarani Stadium on Thursday.
The draw ended the Harambee Stars’ slim probabilities of making it to a second straight Afcon finals, to be held in Cameroon, as a objective from Mohamed Magdy ensured the Pharaohs joined Comoros because the groups to have certified from Group G.
Abdallah Hassan scored the objective that ensured Egypt and Kenya drew once more despite the fact that the Harambee Stars have been decreased to 10 males after defender Johnstone Omurwa was red-carded within the 78th minute.
Olunga, who was captaining the facet within the absence of midfielder Victor Wanyama, believes Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee’s facet was unfortunate contemplating the variety of possibilities they created towards the Pharaohs, and likewise singled out defenders Eric Ouma and Dan Sakari for reward.
Ouma was the person tasked to deal with Liverpool ahead Mohamed Salah, and he did it in type because the dangerman was not given any room to bother Kenyan goalkeeper Ian Otieno.
“Unfortunate with the probabilities yesterday [Thursday] however pleased with how the staff responded particularly after the early setback,” Olunga wrote on his social media pages.
“Good outing particularly from Eric Ouma and Dan Sakari.”
On his half, Ouma wrote on his social media pages: “Unimaginable is nothing, nonetheless trusting the method.”
Kenya, who have been already beneath stress after Comoros drew towards Togo to qualify, discovered themselves in a tough place after they conceded within the second minute. Magdy scored the objective that propelled Egypt to one more Afcon finals whereas pushing the Harambee Stars to the exit door.
The Harambee Stars had the ball within the internet within the 39th minute when Masoud Juma outwitted two Egyptian markers earlier than he slotted previous the ball previous Mohamed El-Shenawy within the Egypt objective, however the effort was chalked off for offside.
As the primary half was edging in the direction of the top, Kenya seemed extra energetic particularly via Hassan, who had manoeuvred previous Mohamed Hany on two events however the closing passes into the field have been cleared.
Aside from Wazito’s Omurwa, Ouma and Kenneth Muguna stood out for Kenya within the latter levels of the primary half as they pushed the Pharaohs’ deep into their space seeking an equaliser.