Ten man Harambee Stars trounce Ghana in AFCON Qualifier

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Michael Olunga Harambee Stars vs Ghana
Harambee Stars forward Michael Olunga races in celebration after forcing Daniel Opoku to an own goal in an Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier at the MISC Kasarani

The Kenya National Football team, Harambee Stars, has on Saturday, September 8, 2018, dug out a 1-0 win over Ghana in an Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier played at the MISC Kasarani.

Nicholas Opoku scored a first-half own goal while trying to thump away a low cross by Eric Johanna under pressure from Stars forward Michael Olunga, a lead Stars held onto until halftime.

Kenya would be reduced to ten men in the second half when Joash Onyango brought down Thomas Partey when the latter was clear on goal. Stars however held onto the slim lead to pick up maximum points.

The win sees Kenya draw level on three points each with Ghana and Sierra Leone. The latter is however set to take on Ethiopia later on Saturday.

Up next is an international friendly match against Malawi slated for Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at the MISC Kasarani starting at 3 pm EAT.

Also Read: Kenya, Ghana AFCON Qualifiers starting lineups named

Kenya Starting XI

Patrick Matasi (GK), Abud Omar, Philemon Otieno, Joash Onyango, Musa Mohammed, Ismael Gonzalez, Dennis Odhiambo, Francis Kahata, Eric Johanna, Ovella Ochieng, Michael Olunga.

Substitutes

Faruk Shikalo (GK), Eric Ouma, David Ochieng, Jockins Atudo, Anthony Akumu, Pistone Mutamba, Jesse Were

Ghana Starting XI

Richard Ofori (GK) Andy Yiadom, Dan Opare, Nicholas Opoku, Daniel Amartey, Afriyie Acquah, Ebenezer Ofori, Christian Atsu, Edwin Gyasi, Thomas Partey, Majeed Waris

Substitutes

Lawrence Ati, Harrison Afful, Kwadwo Asamoah, Isaac Sackey, William Owusu, Raphael Dwamena, Rashid Sumaila

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