February 23, 2024

Five Star performance for Junior Stars as they beat Sudan

Five Star performance for Junior Stars as they beat Sudan
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Aldrine Kibet added the third goal from close range in the 33rd minute before Ingavi sealed his brace few minutes to the half time whistle.

The Kenyan U18 national team Junior Stars laid bare their intentions of clinching the CECAFA tournament after thrashing Sudan 5-0 in their opening group A match played in Kisumu.

The Kenyan boys needed the first half to make the statement as they dominated and scored four well worked goals much to the delight of the fans who turned in their thousands.

Rainbow attacking midfielder Tyrone Kariuki was the star attraction as he took matters into his own hands and entertained seamlessly courtesy of his
dribbling skills, passing and runs.

Louise Ingavi broke the deadlock in the seventh minute, diving in to connect a sumptuous cross by Collins Ochieng who put in a decent shift on the left wing.

Kariuki doubled the lead in the 29th minute after dribbling past his marker and hitting the bottom right corner, catching the Sudanese goalkeeper flat footed.

Aldrine Kibet added the third goal from close range in the 33rd minute before Ingavi sealed his brace few minutes to the half time whistle.

With a four-goal advantage, Stars coach Salim Babu could afford to assess the arsenals on his bench, throwing five of them in the second half.

Stars continued to dominate and would get the fifth goal late in the second half through Elly Owande.


 

Kenya is placed in group A alongside Somalia, Rwanda, Sudan and Djibouti.

Earlier on at the same venue, Rwanda beat Somalia 1-0 in the tournament's first game.

All group A matches will be played in Kisumu while group B matches will be Kakamega based.

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.