June 13, 2024

CECAFA: Aldrine Kibet on target as Kenya beats Rwanda

CECAFA: Aldrine Kibet on target as Kenya beats Rwanda

Kibet who was on target in the opening game against Sudan in a duel played at the same venue was set up by Stanley Wilson, letting in a hard-drilled low shot that made the difference

Fans' favourite Aldrine Kibet scored the all-important goal to hand the Kenyan U18 team, the Junior Stars 1-0 win over Rwanda in the second group A match of the CECAFA tournament at the Jomo Kenyatta Stadium in Mamboleo, Kisumu.

Kibet found the back of the net in the 38th minute after pulling the trigger few yards outside the box to the bottom right corner of the fully stretching Rwandese goalkeeper.

Kibet's goal was enough to hand Kenya the second win in the tournament, drawing the team closer to the semifinals as a win in the third game will see the team advance to the knockout stages.

Kenya has been placed in group A alongside Somalia, Rwanda, Sudan and Djibouti, while group B consists of  Tanzania, Zanzibar, South Sudan, Uganda.

Kibet who was on target in the opening game against Sudan in a duel played at the same venue was set up by Stanley Wilson, letting in a hard-drilled low shot that made the difference after the full time whistle.

Unlike the first game where Kenya totally dominated, Rwanda offered competition and tested the home side but there was no easy passage in the final third.

While Tryone Kariuki stole the show in the first game, it was Jacob Omuse's day in the game against Rwanda as he pulled the strings in midfield and did well in defending.

 


Second half substitute Humphrey Aroko also put in a decent show that might possibly win him a berth in a starting team in the third game.

The Sharks Youth team player also made a second half appearance in the opener.

Kenya tops group A with six points and with six goals having humiliated Sudan 5-0 in the first game.

The winners of each group will face off against the runners up in the next round which will be the semi finals that will take place on December 5th in Kisumu.