Kenya sink Eritrea, set up Tanzania showdown in CECAFA U20 finals


Kenya sink Eritrea, set up Tanzania showdown in CECAFA U20 finals
Rising Stars in action against Tanzania in Jinja, Uganda on September 24, 2019. Photo/ Courtesy of FKF

In Summary

  • The Kenya U20 national team will face Tanzania in the CECAFA U20 finals Saturday following a 1-0 win against Eritrea in the semi-finals on Wednesday at the FUFA Technical Center in Jinja, Uganda.
  • An own goal from Yosief Mebrahtu in 85th minute powered the Rising Stars into the finals setting up a grand finale with Tanzania who edged Sudan with a similar score line in the other last four clash.
 

The Kenya U20 national team will face Tanzania in the CECAFA U20 finals Saturday following a 1-0 win against Eritrea in the semi-finals on Wednesday at the FUFA Technical Center in Jinja, Uganda.

An own goal from Yosief Mebrahtu in 85th minute powered the Rising Stars into the finals setting up a grand finale with Tanzania who edged Sudan with a similar score line in the other last four clash.

Head coach Stanley Okumbi made three changes in his starting team handing Brian Wepo a starting berth after serving a one-match suspension in the quarterfinal against Burundi.

Benson Omala, who scored the winner against Burundi, was also brought in while Musa Masika shrugged off a groin injury to make the starting team.

Rising Stars are unbeaten in the tournament following a 5-0 rout against Zanzibar in their opening match, 2-2 draw with Tanzania and a resounding 4-0 win against Ethiopia in the last eight.

Starting XI

Brian Bwire, Brian Wepo, Bonface Mwangemi, Tom Teka, John Otieno, Fidel Origa, Alphonce Otieno, Patrick Otieno, Austin Odhiambo, Musa Masika, Benson Ochieng

Substitutes

Bixente Otieno, Alvin Ochieng, Joshua Nyatini, Chris Owino, Steve Otieno, Peter Oudu, Ronald Bebeto, Sydney Lokale, John Njuguna

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