CECAFA 2017: Zanzibar holds Harambee Stars to book semis slot

FIFA Harambee Stars vs Zanzibar
Harambee Stars players pose for a team photo before the final 2017 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup match against Zanzibar at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos
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The National football team Harambee Stars was held to a goalless draw by Zanzibar in their third match of the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup played on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.

The home side dominated proceedings for the better part of the match, but it couldn’t count, with the hosts failing to find a way past a resolute Zanzibar defence.

Kenya is second in Group A with five points from three matches, two less than Zanzibar. The latter has accumulated seven points, enough to guarantee them a slot in the semifinals ahead of their final match against Libya on Monday, December 11, 2017.

Harambee Stars, meanwhile, will face off with Tanzania in their final must-win Group A match on Monday.

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Kenya Starting XI

Patrick Matasi (GK), Musa Mohammed (C), Jockins Atudo, Dennis Sikhayi, Wesley Onguso, Duncan Otieno, Patillah Omotto, Whyvonne Issuza, Kefa Aswani, Ovella Ochieng, George Odhiambo


Gabriel Andika (GK), Boniface Oluoch (GK), Said Tsuma, Bernard Ochieng, Samuel Onyango, Masoud Juma, Wellington Ochieng, Charles Momanyi, Vincent Oburu, Chrispin Ochieng, Issack Kipyegon, Ernest Wendo

Zanzibar Starting XI

Abdurahman Mohamed (GK), Said Ibrahim, Haji Mwinyi, Abdalla Salum, Issa Haidari, Abdul Hassan, Issa Juma, Yahya Abass, Hamad Ahmada, Salum Abdalla, Suleiman Kassim


Ali Suleiman (GK), Ahmed Seif, Haji Shaib, Abdalla Hamad, Hamad Mshamata, Abdalla Rashid, Amour Suleiman, Khamis Mussa, Abdul-Samad Kassim

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