The Cecafa nations will face off once more on March 18 as they intensify preparations forward of decisive Afcon qualifiers

Kenya managed to choose up a 2-1 win over Tanzania in a pleasant tie performed at Nyayo Stadium on Monday.

Erick Kapaito and Abdalla Hassan scored to make sure the Harambee Stars registered a second consecutive win after beating South Sudan 1-Zero within the preliminary pleasant. Ayub Lyanga scored the one aim for the Taifa Stars, who’ve engaged of their first check sport forward of the upcoming African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

After he was denied by the publish within the 16th minute, Kapaito, who’s main the FKF Premier League high scorers’ chart with 14 objectives, discovered the again of the online within the 20th minute; his first for the senior nationwide aspect. The Kariobangi Sharks striker linked with a cross from Lawrence Juma from the suitable wing and headed previous Juma Kaseja for the opener.

Kenya would have doubled the lead within the 23rd minute had Kevin Kimani’s free-kick from exterior the penalty space not hit the woodwork. Kaseja, who was most popular to Metacha Mnata of Yanga SC, was well-beaten within the course of however Tanzania needed to thank the woodwork for saving them from conceding a second aim in fast succession.

Within the 29th minute, Kenya coach Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee made a change when he launched Danson Chetambe, who shone in opposition to South Sudan and supplied an help, instead of Michael Mutinda, who was removed from being match after struggling a knock throughout one of many coaching classes.

Kenneth Muguna thought he had added the second for the Harambee Stars when his effort was dominated out by a raised offside flag. The Gor Mahia captain swiftly moved to fulfill Kimani’s cross within the 34th minute however his aim and celebration had been lower quick by the assistant referee’s flag.

Lyanga equalised for the Taifa Stars within the 39th minute when he collected a rebound and headed previous James Saruni in Kenya’s aim. The Azam ahead obtained an excellent cross from Feisal Salum however his first effort hit the publish, just for him to react and hearth previous an remoted Saruni to cancel Kapaito’s debut aim.

Because the second half started, James Mazembe was withdrawn and was changed by Bandari ahead Hassan. Tanzania’s Kim Poulsen introduced on Metacha Mnata and Dickson Job to switch Kaseja and Kelvin Yondani, respectively.

Hassan added Kenya’s second within the 58th minute when he discovered the underside nook from the left wing – Juma robbed the ball when confusion ensued between Bakari Mwamnyeto and Job in their very own half, laid the ball for Hassan, whose shot was too highly effective for Yanga’s custodian to cease it.

Tanzania didn’t sit again after happening and launched various assaults that had been equally handled by the Kenyan aspect. The three minutes that had been added weren’t sufficient for Poulsen’s males to seek out an equaliser both.

Kenya XI: James Saruni, Harun Mwale, Johnstone Omurwa, Mike Kibwage, Daniel Sakari, Michael Mutinda, Kenneth Muguna, Lawrence Juma, Kevin Kimani, James Mazembe, Eric Kapaito.

Subs: Joseph Okoth, Nahashon Alembi, David Owino, Kevin Simiyu, Danson Chetambe, Oliver Maloba, Abdalla Hassan, Reagan Otieno, John Macharia, Musa Masika, Henry Meja, Elvis Rupia.

Tanzania XI: Juma Kaseja, Israel Mwenda, Nickson Kibabage, Kelvin Yondani, Bakari Mwamnyeto, Himid Mao, Himid Mao, Iddi Selemani, Feisal Salum, Farid Mussa, Salum Aboubakar, Ayub Lyanga.

Subs: Metacha Mnata, Yassin Mustapha, Laurent Alfred, Dickson Job, Kelvin John, Abdoul Hamisi, Deus Kaseke.

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