Monday, July 06, 2015

Kenya 0-0 Ethiopia (0-2aggre.): Another missed penalty as Stars bow out

(July 06, 2015, (Nairobi))--A lacklustre Kenya on Saturday drew 0-0 with Ethiopia in the return leg qualifier match of the 2016 African Nations Championship (Chan) at the Nyayo National Stadium to exit the race for a place in next year’s tournament.

The outcome saw Stars bow out on 2 -0 aggregate after losing by two unanswered goals in the first leg. This was a must win match for the Bobby Williamson-coached charges, the stakes were high and for the boys, it was a chance to erase the not so rosy chapters of Kenyan football, but at the end of the day, everything ended badly.

Williamson tinkered with the starting 11 that was beaten 2-0 in Bahir Dir, Ethiopia a fortnight ago, handing starting berths to Edwin Wafula at right back, Dennis Odhiambo at left back and Ali Abondo in midfield, but at the end of the day, Abondo epitomised this frustration when he failed to convert a penalty in the 67th minute after he had been upended in the box.

Usually composed with such takes, Abondo was erratic, taking the penalty kick with a casual approach. His feeble attempt crashed on the wood work and Bobby was not pleased as much.  Read more from Daily Nation »

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