Rising Stars through to CECAFA U20 semis


Rising Stars through to CECAFA U20 semis
Rising Stars in a group photo in a past match. Photo/ Courtesy of FKF

In Summary

  • Benson Omola hit a 92nd minute winner as Kenya's Rising Stars edged Sudan 2-1 to secure a semi final spot at the ongoing CECAFA Under-20 championships in Arusha, Tanzania
  • After a goalless opening half, Fortune Omoto gave the Raising stars the lead in the 62nd minute before Sudan equalized with seven minutes left on the clock

Benson Omola hit a 92nd minute winner as Kenya’s Rising Stars edged Sudan 2-1 to secure a semi final spot at the ongoing CECAFA Under-20 championships in Arusha, Tanzania.

After a goalless opening half, Fortune Omoto gave the Raising stars the lead in the 62nd minute before Sudan equalized with seven minutes left on the clock.

That left the match poised for a dramatic finish and teenage sensation Omala stepped up to win it for Kenya, who will come up against the winner of Group B, which consists of Uganda, South Sudan, and Burundi.

Semifinal and final matches have been scheduled for Monday and Wednesday next week with the finalists set to gain automatic qualification to the Africa U20 Cup of Nations set to take place in February 2021, in Mauritania.

Starting XI: Maxwell Mulili (GK), Lewis Bandi, Fredrick Alushula, Frank Odhiambo, Alphonse Omija, Steiner Musasia, Benson Omala, Simon Omondi, Ronald Reagan, Ronald Sichenje, Fortune Omoto

Substitutes: 18. Brian Opondo, 7 Sellasie Otieno, 10 Enoch Wanyama, 11 Mathew Mwendwa, 12 Nicholas omondi, 13 Boniface Mwangemi, 3 Collins Sichenje, 19 Henry Atola, 17 Kevinton Machika.

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