MATCH CENTRE

THU 27 JUNE 2019, 22:00, 30 JUNE STADIUM, CAIRO

3
VS
2

Kenya outshine Taifa Stars in Cairo

by Staff Reporter

Thu June 27, 23:46

Kenya kept their hopes of reaching the knockout stages of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations alive with a 3-2 comeback win over Tanzania at 30 June Stadium in Cairo on Thursday evening.

The Harambee Stars fell behind on two occasions, but would mount a second-half comeback to claim all three points and bragging rights over their East African opponents.

Victory moves Kenya level on points with Senegal in Group C. They face the Teranga Lions at the same venue on Monday.

Tanzania opened the scoring as early as the sixth minute. Patrick Matasi could only succeed in spilling Mbwana Samatta's shot into the path of the onrushing Simon Msuva who duly prodded home from close range.

Kenya levelled matters for the first time on the night in the 39th minute following a goalkeeping howler from Aishi Manula. The Taifa Stars shot-stopper dropped the ball onto his own player who unwillingly teed up Michael Olunga for an acrobatic bicycle-kick finish.

Tanzania regained their lead, though, seconds later through a solo effort from Samatta. The Taifa Stars captain showed great tenacity in fending off multiple defenders before firing home to give his team the lead at the break.

Kenya emerged from the tunnel a different team and took control of the game in build-up to Johanna Omolo's 62nd minute equaliser.

Olunga completed the comeback win with an 80th minute rocket that clipped the inside of the post on it's way into the back of the net as Kenya now set their sights on a wounded Teranga Lions unit.

Kenya (1) 3 (Olunga 39' 80' Omolo 62')
Tanzania (2) 2 (Msuva 6' Samatta 41')

Kenya: Matasi; Okumu, Omar (Omondi 68'), Mohammed, Masika, Omolo, Kahata (Avire 33'), Wanyama, Ouma, Owino (Ochieng 46'), Olunga.

Tanzania: Manula; Kamagi, Nyoni (Domayo 80'), Yondani, Mwantika, Ulimwengu (Bocco 70'), Msuva, Mussa, Ramadan, Abbas (Mkami 52'), Samatta.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH 30 JUNE STADIUM, CAIRO
KENYA GOALS TANZANIA GOALS
14. Michael Olunga (39') 10. Mbwana Samatta (41')
8. Johanna Omolo (62') 12. Simon Msuva (6')
14. Michael Olunga (80')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
3 2
KENYA STARTING LINEUP TANZANIA STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
90 + 3'
18
Goalkeeper
18
Defender
68'
3
Defender
29'
6
Defender
46'
15
Defender
2
Defender
13
Defender
22
Defender
2
Defender
5
Defender
5
Midfielder
80'
4
Midfielder
33'
11
Midfielder
17
Midfielder
24'
62'
8
Midfielder
49'
52'
23
Midfielder
7
Forward/Striker
41'
10
Midfielder
56'
12
Forward/Striker
6'
12
Forward/Striker
39'
80'
14
Forward/Striker
70'
11
SUBSTITUTIONS
John Avire
Forward/Striker
33'
9
Himid Mao Mkami
Midfielder
52'
7
Bernard Ochieng
Defender
46'
6
John Bocco
Forward/Striker
70'
14
Eric Johana Omondi
Midfielder
68'
10
Frank Domayo
Midfielder
80'
8
CARDS
Johanna Omolo
Midfielder
24'
8
Aggrey Morris
Defender
29'
6
Victor Wanyama
Midfielder
56'
12
Mudathiri Yahya Abbas
Midfielder
49'
23
Matasi Patrick
Goalkeeper
90 + 3'
18
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
GALLERY
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