Kenya’s hopes for AFCON qualifications dashed

Nov, 16th 2020 – Chances for Kenya to qualify for the 2021 African cup of nations tournament are as good as over after the stars lost 2-1 against Comoros on Sunday. Coach Jacob Ghost Mulee made two changes to the team that drew with Comoros on Wednesday last week but still lacked cohesion to get a result in Moroni.

On the other fixture of group G Egypt beat Togo one nil to go second on the group that is led by Comoros on eight points as Kenya dropped to the third place with three points.

Egypt based winger Cliff Nyakeya, cancelled out Red Star Belgrade forward El-fardou Mohammed’s opener in the 35th minute only for Mattoir Faiz to score five minutes into the second half to help the Islanders solidify their chances of qualifying for the continental finals in Cameroon.

In the 41st minute, Lawrence Juma was substituted as his former teammate at Gor Mahia Kenneth Muguna was brought on in what seemed like a tactical change for Kenya.

Harambee stars almost got a second goal in the 42nd minute but Timbe saw his shot blocked as he attempted to find the bottom corner, after beating Faiz on the left wing.

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