Kenya stun New Zealand in Hero International Cup

Kenya stun New Zealand in Hero International Cup
Kenya fans

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Monday Jun 04, 2018. 14:00

Kenya secured a 2-1 victory over New Zealand in their first match of the four-nation 2018 Hero Intercontinental Cup.

The encounter was played on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at the Mumbai Football Arena in India.

Nicknamed All Whites, New Zealand were the first on the scoresheet through a strike by Sarpreet Singh in the 42nd minute. Cliffton Miheso, however, restored parity at the stroke of half time.

Ovella Ochieng, who starred in Kenya’s 1-0 friendly win over Equatorial Guinea, delivered the important goal in the 68th minute to see Kenya snatch all three points.

Harambee Stars is consequently second in the four team log behind hosts India, who edged out Chinese Taipei 5-0 in the opening match of the tourney.

The two will face off on Monday, June 4, 2018, in a match that will decide which team temporarily occupies top spot ahead of Kenya’s final match against Chinese Taipei on June 8, 2018.

According to the Football Kenya Federation (FKF), the top two teams will face of in a final match, slated for June 10, 2018.

The Harambee Stars are using the tournament as part of their preparations for their upcoming 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier.

They are scheduled to host Ghana's Black Stars in an AFCON qualifier in September 2018.

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