Monday, 22 August 2016

CAN U17: Cameroon toss Kenya out of qualifiers

Kenya’s under-17 National team were tossed out of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification following a 2-1 loss to Cameroon in the return leg clash played on Saturday in Nairobi. The Starlets lost 9-1 on aggregate having lost 7-0 in the first leg played at the Stade de Bafoussam.

The home team, cheered by their home fans, failed to register a win despite taking the lead early in the game, a match that was hugely dominated by the visiting West African team.

Eric Mbugua gave the hosts the lead in the first half before Stephen Thiery drew Cameroon level at the half hour mark.
Landry Mauga sealed the win for the West Africans in the 75th minute with a powerful header that sealed Kenya’s fate in the tournament.

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) had waived the entrance fee for the match in an attempt to rally fans to turn out in large numbers and support the Rising Stars for the 3pm kick off.
Speaking after the match, FKF President Nick Mwendwa called upon Kenyans to continue supporting national teams representing the country wholeheartedly like other developed countries.

“As I have said many times before, this is a new team, barely two months old and we are looking to support it to the best of our ability. That is why we have decided to waive the entrance fee and let Kenyans from all walks of life come and support what is arguably the future of Kenyan football,” said Mwendwa.


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