Harambee Stars Head Coach Adel Amrouche returned on the bench to see Kenya spank South Sudan 3-1 in the second match of the GOtv CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup this evening Saturday 30 November 2013 at the Nyayo Stadium.
Jockins Otieno Atudo broke the deadlock from the spot in the 17th minute before Richard Jistin leveled in the 26th minute with Jacob Keli firing Stars into the lead on the 29th minute as David Calabar Owino added the third in the 77th minute.
From an eventful first half, Kenya resumed knowing the task ahead of them as far as scoring more goals is concerned to take them at the helm of Group A.
A wasteful Allan Wanga failed to add the third goal in the 52nd minute after dribbling past South Sudan keeper Juma Jinaro with the AFC Leopards man being withdrawn for Clifton Miheso a minute later.
Clifton Miheso then saw his shot miss the target by a whisker after combining with team mate Francis Kahata in the 57th minute.
South Sudan had a chance to level matters in the 64th minute but their free kick was cut off by James Situma to save Kenya from the blushes.
David Calabar Owino
Atudo had a chance to make it two on his name but his penalty was easily saved by Juma Jinaro much to the chagrin of home fans after the outstanding keeper had fouled Jacob Keli in the box in the 69th minute.
The 77th minute saw the 2013 KPL defender of the year
David Calabar Owino skillfully direct a low
shot into the back of the South Sudan net for the third goal after a spirited
effort upfront as hundreds of Harambee Stars fans went into ruptures.
Amrouche utilised all his three subs with two coming in the dying moments bringing in Edwin Lavatsa for injured Jacob Keli with David Kenga King’atua coming in for Noah Wafula.
South Sudan on the other side made two changes; Achiul Akoi came in for James Joseph as Edmond Aloi stepped in for Wol Bor Yol.
The win catapults Kenya to second
spot in Group A on four points similar to Ethiopia.