Kenya storm Copa Africa quarters after Mozambique win


Kenya storm Copa Africa quarters after Mozambique win
Fredrick Onyango of Kenya and Zimbabwe's Dylan Gumbe contest for the ball during the opening match of the Second Edition of Copa Coca-Cola at M-Pesa Foundation Academy.PHOTO. COURTESY

In Summary

  • Hosts Kenya marched on to the quarter finals of the Copa Coca-Cola Africa Cup Tournament after thrashing Mozambique 3-0 in their second match of the second edition of the championship which kicked off on Monday at Mpesa Foundation Academy in Thika.
  • Sensational striker Fredrick Onyango was the hero after netting a first half hat trick to send the defending champions into the last eight.

Hosts Kenya marched on to the quarter finals of the Copa Coca-Cola Africa Cup tourney after thrashing Mozambique 3-0 in their second match in the second edition of the championship which kicked off Monday at Mpesa Foundation Academy in Thika.

Sensational striker Fredrick Onyango was the hero after netting a first half hat-trick to send the defending champions to the last eight of the four-day tourney.

In the opening match which was graced by the Sports and Heritage Cabinet Secritary Amina Mohammed alongside her counterparts Prof.George Magoha of Education and Prof. Margret Kobia from Youth and Gender docket, Kenya were stunned 3-1 by Zimbabwe in a soaked grounds.

Kenya will face Botswana in the quarter finals of the tourney which has attracted 10 countries from diverse Confederation of African Football (CAF) zones, including Cecafa, Wafu, Cosafa and Cosafa.

In the other last eight matches, Zimbabwe will face off with Namibia while Zambia play Group D runners-up Angola.

Favourites Uganda who whitewashed Namibia 11-2 and another resounding 4-0 win against the same opponent will confront Tanzania in the other quarter finals. Tanzania claimed a 3-1 win against South Africa before losing 2-0 against Zambia to finish Group B runners up.

Meanwhile, Ethiopia and Burkina Faso pulled out in the last hour due to unknown reasons.

Summarised Group Stage Match Results

Kenya 1 VS 3 Zimbabwe

Tanzania 3 VS 1 South Africa

Botswana 1 VS 0 Angola

Uganda 11 VS 2 Namibia

Zimbabwe 4 – 2 Mozambique

Uganda 4 VS 0 Namibia

Zambia 2 VS 0 Tanzania

Botswana 0 VS 0 Angola

Mozambique 0 VS 3 Kenya

South Africa 0 VS 2 Zambia

Quarter finals fixtures

Zimbabwe Vs Namibia-10 am

Zambia Vs Angola-10 am

Uganda Vs Tanzania-12 noon

Kenya Vs Botswana-12 noon

 

 

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