Mutamba on target as Harambee Stars triumph over Equatorial Guinea

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Pistone Mutamba
Pistone Mutamba celebrates his lone goal in Harambee Stars international friendly match against Equatorial Guinea at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos

Harambee Stars shrugged off a 0-1 setback over Swaziland to edge out Equatorial Guinea by a similar scoreline in a match played on Monday, May 28, 2018, at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.

Pistone Mutamba got to the end of a low cross by second half substitute Ovella Ochieng to score the lone goal.

Ovella Ochieng
Ovella Ochieng’s introduction in the second half paid off when he raced past his marker to feed Pistone Mutamba for Harambee Stars’ lone goal

The guests could have restored parity in the dying minutes of the match but Fernando Rui Da Gracia’s header ricocheted off the crossbar.

Stars had earlier on Friday, May 25, 2018, lost 0-1 to Swaziland in Machakos.

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Jockins Atudo
Jockins Atudo feels a challenge from his Equatorial Guinea marker during the match

The friendly matches are part of preparations for the upcoming 2018 Intercontinental Cup, set to be held between June 1, and June 10, at the Mumbai Football Arena in India. The tournament will pit Kenya against hosts India, New Zealand and Chinese Taipei.

Harambee Stars Starting Lineup

18. Patrick Matasi (GK), 2. Jockins Atudo, 15. Musa Mohammed, 5. Joash Onyango, 3. Eric Ouma, 6. Philemon Otieno, 17. Duncan Otieno, 11. Whyvonne Isuza, 10. Francis Kahata, 13. Kenneth Muguna, 9. Pistone Mutamba

Harambee Stars
Harambee Stars starting lineup in their match against Equatorial Guinea at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Monday, May 28, 2018

Substitutes

1. Boniface Oluoch (GK), 22. Timothy Odhiambo (GK), 16. Bolton Omwenga, 12. Harun Shakava, 24. Vincent Wasambo, 23. Jafari Owiti, 19. Chrispin Oduor, 14. Humphrey Mieno, 20. Ovella Ochieng, 8. Patilah Omotto, 4. Mike Kibwage, 21. Johnstone Omurwa

Equatorial Guinea Starting Lineup

1. Felipe Ovono (GK), 2. Federico Obana, 3. Cosme Anvene, 4. Fernando Rui Da Gracia, 15. Esteban Orozco, 8. Valeriano Nchama, 10. Federico Bicoro, 22. Pablo Ganet, 6. Iban Salvador, 9. Nicolas Kata Senga, 11. Basilio Ndong

Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea starting lineup in their international friendly match against Kenya at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Monday, May 28, 2018.

Substitutes

13. Pascacio Ebea (GK), 25. Pensy Achille, 18. Luis Enrique Nsue, 20. Mariano Ondo, 7. Benjamin Edu Ndong, 16. Saul Coco Bassey, 17. Pedro Asu Mbengono

Match Officials

  1. Andrew Juma (Center Referee)
  2. Joshua Achila (Assistant Referee)
  3. Caroline Kiles (Assistant Referee)
  4. Dr. Peter Waweru (Reserve Referee)
  5. Caleb Amwayi (Match Commissioner)