Kenyans light up social media after Ayub Timbe’s pre-Afcon heroics

By Brian Murumba: Sunday, June 16th 2019 at 14:35 GMT +3 | Football
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Kenyans, on Sunday, took to social media to express their delight after Harambee Stars winger Ayub Masika Timbe’s heroics during the Kenya vs Congo pre-Afcon friendly match.

In a 22-second Facebook video posted by Radio Africa Journalist Carol Radull, the Harambee stars and Beijing Renhe forward is seen storming past two Congolese players before producing a beautiful pass for Ogada Olunga to score the opener.

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From the comments on the video, one gets to see just how much Kenyans are happy with their team’s performance ahead of their continental showdown.

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During the friendly match, Kenya scored in the 26th minute through Michael Olunga’s low perfect shot that caught DRC keeper Ley Matampi in no man’s land.

Goalkeeper Patrick Matasi made a couple of brilliant saves to keep Kenya in the game but produced a howler when DRC’s Arthur Masuaku struck the ball below the Star’s wall from a foul outside the 18 area.

The custodian fumbled with the ball before he let it into the net for DRC’s leveller.

Despite the 1-1 draw, Kenyan still have high expectations ahead of the Afcon which is just around the corner.

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