Cecafa U20: Kenya kicks off on a high note

Kenya have started their Cecafa U20 Championship campaign in style following their 3-0 win over Ethiopia on Monday.

Benson Omalla, Ronald Reagan, and Enock Wanyama were on the scoresheet as the East African side saw off Ethiopia in a dominant display.

The Stanley Okumbi-led charges started the game well but could not take the many chances they created.

However, their consistency paid dividends in the 39th minute as Benson Omalla rose highest to head home a cross from the right.

Ethiopian defenders left the forward unmarked and he did not waste the opportunity.

It was the only goal scored in the first half as strikers looked a little rusty.

The Rising Stars continued with their push for another goal immediately after the break.

Their push for a second goal bore fruits in the 46th minute.

The Ethiopia goalkeeper failed to keep hold of a high ball and Omalla flicked it to Ronald Reagan who had no trouble finding the back of the net.

With five minutes remaining on the clock, a long ball from the back fell to Omalla whose first touch put him past the defender.

He steadied himself but with the keeper to beat, he spotted the advancing and unmarked Enock Wanyama who tapped the ball into an empty net. 

It was an excellent start for the Rising Stars who are now on top of Group C with three points while Sudan have no point.

Uganda struggles in Cecafa U20

Elsewhere, 10-man Uganda Hippos were held to a goalless draw by South Sudan.

KCCA defender Musa Ramathan was sent off by Djibouti referee Saddam Houssein Mansour for a poke in the face of James Dominque.

Uganda returns to action against Burundi in a must-win contest on Wednesday, 25th November 2020.

The Morley Byekwaso coached side targets a spot for the AFCON U-20

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Herman Nnyanzi 'The Analyst' is a Ugandan multimedia sports journalist who started his career in 2017. He has a genuine strong love for sports and expertise, especially football. Contact me on +256704472629 or +256786403603

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