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Africa Deaflympics Ball Games: Kenya’s battle with Mali pushed from today to Wednesday

OLYMPICS By Ochieng Oyugi | September 13th 2021
Somaliland defender Dahir Ahmed struggles to regain ball possession against Egpyts Tawfik Elmasry (right) during their Africa Deaflympics Ball Games Qualifiers opening match at Kasarani Stadium, September 12, 2021. Egypt outclassed Somaliland 10-1.[Mose Sammy, Standard]

Kenya’s football battle with Mali at the ongoing Africa Deaflympics Ball Games at Kasarani Stadium, has been pushed to Wednesday.

The game was slated for today at the same venue.

Kenya’s head coach Ben Bella Omukuba said he will utilise the extra days to put his house in order after his side lost 3-1 to Senegal in a Group A opening fixture on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Egypt walloped Somaliland 10-1  in a Group D match played yesterday.

Egyptian soccer players celebrate the eighth goal against Somaliland during their Africa Deaflympics Ball Games Qualifiers opening match at Kasarani Stadium, September 12, 2021. Egypt outclassed Somaliland 10-1.[Mose Sammy, Standard]

Mohamed Elmallahy pumped in a hatrick for the well-oiled Egyptians in the 24th, 40th and 80th minutes.

Mohamoud Abdelrehim (2nd and 91st) and Ibrahim Abdelsalam (27th and 47th) added a brace for the big victory. Abdiqani Ahmed pulled one back for Somaliland in the 65th minute.

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