PHOTOS: Harambee Stars knocked out of CECAFA 2015


PHOTOS: Harambee Stars knocked out of CECAFA 2015
Harambee Stars players devastated after losing to Rwanda. [Photo/sportpicha.com]

                        Harambee Stars players devastated after losing to Rwanda. [Photo/sportpicha.com]

Harambee Stars hopes of retaining the CECAFA Senior Challenge cup were dimmed after they fell to Rwanda on penalties in a match played at Addis Ababa in Ethiopia on Tuesday.

Sports CS Hassan Wario (centre) and CECAFA Secretary General Nicholas Musonye (right). [Photo/sportpicha.com]
Sports CS Hassan Wario (centre) and CECAFA Secretary General Nicholas Musonye (right) converse during the match. [Photo/sportpicha.com]
Kenya and Rwanda wasted a host of chances in the match to end the regular time at 0-0 leading to penalties.

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Michael Olunga battles for the ball in the match against Rwanda. [Photo/sportpicha.com]

 

Rwanda scored all their five penalties with Kenya missing one to bow out of the tournament.

Harambee Stars fans urge the players on in the match against Rwanda. [Photo/sportpesa.com]
Harambee Stars fans urge the players on in the match against Rwanda. [Photo/sportpicha.com]
Harambee Stars progression into the quarter finals was however assured after Uganda beat Burundi 2-0 in their last group match on Saturday.

Harambee Stars coach Bobby Williamson shouts orders during the match. [Photo/sportpicha.com]
Harambee Stars coach Bobby Williamson shouts orders during the match. [Photo/sportpicha.com]
In earlier quarter final clashes played on Monday, Uganda beat Malawi 2-0 while Ethiopia defeated Tanzania 4-3 to book a place in the semi-finals.

Rwanda beat Harambee Stars on penalties to proceed to the semi-finals. [Photo/sportpicha.com]
Rwanda beat Harambee Stars on penalties to proceed to the semi-finals. [Photo/sportpicha.com]
Kenya’s campaign was marred by cases of boycott and indiscipline among a section of players, with the lowest moment being their 3-1 loss to Zanzibar in their last group match.

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Rwanda players celebrate after scoring the final penalty which booked them a spot in the semis. [Photo/sportpicha.com]

 

The defeat comes barely a month after Harambee Stars was knocked out of the World Cup Qualifiers by Cape Verde going down 2-0 away to cancel out their 1-0 home win in Nairobi.

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