Okumbi: We were unlucky to concede late goal against Uganda
Harambee Stars coach Stanley Okumbi says his team was unlucky to concede a last gasp equaliser against Uganda in an international friendly match played at the Machakos County Stadium on Thursday.
Kenya took the lead through the visibly rusty China based forward Micheal Olunga in the opening half and looked to be coasting to victory.
Moses Waiswa, however ensured the two teams shared the spoils with a late goal that beat Martin Musalia at the far post.
“We were very unlucky to concede that goal because we scored early enough and controlled the game for long spells,” Okumbi said adding, “But then this is a friendly and such results best highlight what to expect during competitive games.”
Both teams left out their star players for this game with Uganda missing the likes of African based player of the year Denis Onyango, alongsode Khalid Aucho, Moses Oloya, Geoffrey Massa and Isaac Isinde.
Okumbi meanwhile rested captain Victor Wanyama, assistant captain David Owino and first choice goalkeeper Boniface Oluoch. The trio are expected to be available for Stars next friendly against the Democratic Republic Congo at the same venue on Sunday.
Kenya and Uganda also drew in another friendly match played Uganda last October. Harambee Stars are using these matches to prepare for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification matches which begin with a game away to Sierra Leone in June.