Kenya, Zanzibar meet in a CECAFA thriller

Kenya, Zanzibar meet in a CECAFA thriller
Kenya fans

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Friday Dec 08, 2017. 18:00

Kenya will be hoping to bag their second win in Group A of the 2017 CECAFA Senior Challenge when they face off against Zanzibar on Saturday.

The hosts are coming off a disappointing draw against Libya on Thursday in their second match and will want to do better on Saturday.

Despite winning their opening encounter 2-0 over Rwanda, coach Paul Put's side could not replicate their form against the Mediterranean Knights.

On the log table, they remain placed at number two with four points, behind Zanzibar, who have six points from two wins.

A win for the Harambee Stars will see them with seven points to consolidate their berth in the semifinals and their bid to add to their six CECAFA titles.

Looking at the Zanzibar outfit, they are on form in the regional tournament as they are yet to lose so far.

Coach Vitezslav Nemetz's side has bagged two wins over Tanzania and the Amavubi of Rwanda, they have six points, conceding two and scoring five.

Zanzibar are yet to win the East African regional tournament and are hoping to reach the semifinals to realise that dream.

The two nations have met on 21 occasions and the hosts, Kenya, enjoy an upper hand with 15 victories plus three draws and as many defeats.

Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos will be the venue for this thrilling encounter at 16:00 on Saturday.

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