Harambee Stars 1-0 Ghana – Kenya make huge statement in AFCON qualifier [Photos]

By Robert Abong'o: Saturday, September 8th 2018 at 20:56 GMT +3 | Football
Michael Olunga celebrates scoring against Ghana [Photo: Standard]

10 –man Harambee Stars on Saturday, 8th September made a bold statement by defeating one of Africa’s football giants, the Black Stars of Ghana 1-0 at the Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani.

Michael Olunga was instrumental in the goal – putting pressure on Ghana’s Nicholas Opuko who had no option but to slot the ball past his own goalkeeper, much the delight of Kenyan fans.

Joash Onyango received a straight red card after fouling Majeed Waris as he was clean through on goal. Kenya Coach Sebastien Migne wasted no time- took out Eric Johanna and brought in the much-experienced David Ochieng.

Kenya missed the services of Tottenham midfield powerhouse Victor Wanyama, who is said to have been denied permission by the London-based club.

CF Fuenlabrada’s Ismael Gonzalez gave Kenyan’s a glimpse of his abilities, stringing a number of good passes in the lead up to the goal.

The win sees Kenya climb to second in Group F with three points. Ghana sit third.

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Here are some photos captured by The Standard to help you relieve the moment:

Kenyan fans filled the Stadium [Photo: Standard]
Ishmael Gonzalez looked sharp [Photo: Standard]
Coach Sebastien Migne was not keen on sitting and watching from the bench [Courtesy]
Joash Onyango received a straight red [Photo: Standard]
Kasarani was packed! [Courtesy]
Abud Omar tackles a Ghana player hard [Photo: Standard]
Harambee Stars celebrate their goal [Photo: Standard]
Harambee Stars players thank the fans after the win [Courtesy]