Kenya let lead slip against Togo in Nairobi

Kenya let lead slip against Togo in Nairobi
Johanna Omolo of Kenya

by Staff Reporter

Monday Nov 18, 2019. 20:10

Kenya and Togo drew 1-1 in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification Group G match at the Moi International Sports Centre on Monday evening.

The stalemate leaves the Harambee Stars placed second on the group table, while Togo are sitting on the fourth spot following the game which was played in Nairobi.

Kenya and Togo struggled to create chances in the opening stages of the match and the two goalkeepers were not seriously tested.

However, the Harambee Stars took control of the match as the game progressed and they began applying some pressure on the Sparrow Hawks defence.

The hosts managed to break the deadlock five minutes after the half-hour mark and it was Johanna Omolo, who opened the scoring.

The Belgium-based midfielder beat Togo goalkeeper Malcolm Barcola to make it 1-0 to Kenya much to the delight of the home crowd.

The score was 1-0 to Kenya during the half-time break.

The Harambee Stars continued to attack after the restart as they looked to double their lead.

However, the Sparrow Hawks did not sit back and defend as they pushed forward in numbers, and they managed to level matters.

Promising defender Hakim Ouro-Sama hit the back of the net with a header to make it 1-1 just after the hour-mark with the Kenya defence exposed.

Kenya and Togo then launched late attacks in search of the winning goal in the closing stages of the encounter.

However, the goal never came and ultimately, Kenya, and Togo settled for a 1-1 draw.

Kenya (1) 1 (Omolo 35′)

Togo (0) 1 (Ouro-Sama 64′)

Kenya: Otieno, Olwande, Ouma, Okumu, Onyango, Wanyama, Nyakeya, Johana, Juma, Olunga, Omolo

Togo: Barcola, Djené Dakonam, Lawson, Ouro-Sama, Olufade, Dossevi, Atakora, Atchou, Henen, Laba, Mlapa

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