No World Cup Dream For Harambee Stars

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(Last Updated On: November 18, 2015)

It was another shambolic display from the Kenyan national team after being bundled out of the world cup qualifiers.

Kenya’s hopes for a dream World Cup appearance came to a dramatic end after they went down to Cape Verde on Tuesday night in Pria.

An own goal by Haroun Shakava and another by Heldon Ramos was enough to give the hosts a win to qualify on a 2-1 aggregate. Cape Verde started strongly with Jorge Djaminy smashing the upright in the fifth minute of the match.

Kenyans were make to work hard as the hosts showed a strong intent of winning the game from the start of the game.

And  it was always a matter of time before the Kenyans  burged and finally did it in the 42nd minute when a set piece by Ramos hit Haroun Shakava and went past Oluoch in goal.

The goal inspired Cape Verde, who on coming back into the second half quickly added a second one five minutes into the match thanks to Ramos. Both goals and the long flight to Cape Verde seems to have taken a toll on the Kenyans who rarely made any inroads into the opponents half for a good part of the second half.

The best chance for Kenya came in the 75th minute but forward Jesse Were smashed it over the Cape Verde bar.

It was always going to be difficult for Harambee Stars’ to make it through given the poor preparations and chaotic travel plans they had prior to flying out to Cape Verde.

The team was delayed for up to ten hours before departing on Monday night.

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