Lessons Kenyans have learnt from Uganda, Zimbabwe match

Uganda and Zimbabwe on Wednesday had an enthralling African Cup of Nation match that captured the attention of everyone including Kenyans who had a lesson to learn. In fact, the match was marred by both interesting and horrendous scenes.

Two glaring misses by the captain Knowledge Musona cost Zimbabwe as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Uganda in an entertaining match that was also crucial to the Warriors after they lost their opener against Egypt. Uganda won their opener against DR Congo and this was their chance to keep safe their hopes of going past the group stages, which they did.

Emmanuel Okwi got the Cranes off to a flying start by turning in the rebound after George Chigova parried Abdu Lumala’s shot. The Warriors reacted well, looked dangerous going forward and equalized after Ovidy Karuru’s low cross was turned in by Khama Billiat.

Zimbabweans should have gone ahead five minutes into the second half as Karuru left Musona with an empty goal to aim at but he struck the bar.

At the sight of that, Kenyans back home were left deliberating on the lessons they learnt from that thrilling match. Surprisingly, many have been left speechless on comparing Harambee Stars with the two teams. They claim that the Kenyan side is not quick and tactical as Zimbabwe and Uganda.

For that reason, some fans are wondering whether they will take their time and watch Harambee Stars match against Tanzania slated for Thursday night.















But the reactions were astounding;

Denis Gitonga MutwiriThat tomorrow I should be asleep by now
Ptallah EdwinShoot at goal when u get the slightest opportunity…. U never what might happen… U will never win at this afcon if u don’t risk
Ptallah EdwinTrue Chris.. In fact Kenya and Tanzania are the the last countries in this afcon in quality so far. So kesho it’s just to decide who is the last
Timothy OdhiamboTrue very slow and defensive i hope the coach should see that in advance
Ebenezer King OjiendaFor sure it was. Both sides firing
Garo NyawadeEbenezer King Ojienda Harambee stars must learn to chase and own the ball
Steve Stevo Wuod Ailaso far thats the only game i’ve enjoy watching in this afcon
Mark John KiyakaKenyans should consult Uganda for a word with their consultant. I mean can physics explain how a ball rolling towards the goal can bounce back to the goal keepers hands?
H.E. Lewis Momanyi NyaigeroThe only sweet match I’ve ever watched since I started watching afcon tournament competitions. They’ve improved
Ochieng Christopher OdhiamboThat Uganda has matured compared to noisy Tanzanians and Kenyans
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Arguably, this was one of the most interesting AFCON matches so far and all eyes will be whether Harambee Stars and Taifa Stars will emulate their display or even inch closer.

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