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Kenya succumb to shock loss

by Staff Reporter

Wed March 23, 20:43

Kenya succumbed to shock 1-0 loss against Guinea Bissau in an Africa Cup of Nations, Group E qualifier at the Estádio 24 de Setembro in Bissau on Wednesday.

Spurred on by the home crowd, Guinea Bissau started positively and scored the only goal of the game in the 16th minute courtesy of a strike from Idrissa Camara, 1-0.

After taking the lead the home side ‘parked the bus’ in defence and despite a constant onslaught from the Kenyan attack for the remainder of the game, Guinea Bissau managed to hold on for the win.

The win sees Guinea Bissau move up to third in Group E with four points (after a draw and a loss in their opening two qualifying games), only a point behind joint leaders Congo and Zambia who played to a 1-1 draw in their game at the same time.

The loss for Kenya sees them pegged to the bottom of the standings with only one point after losing this game and their previous one to Zambia. Their only point has come from a 1-1 draw against Congo.

Kenya will get a chance to redeem themselves in the return fixture against Guinea Bissau four days later, on 27 March 2016, at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi.

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