Uganda’s opponents in the group phase of the 2012 Tusker Senior Challenge Cup Kenya have fallen to neighbours Tanzania in an international friendly played on Wednesday at CCM Kirumba Stadium, Mwanza.

The Harambe Stars lost 1-0 to the hosts courtesy of defender Aggrey Morris’ seventh minute strike.

It was Coach Henri Michel’s second successive loss ever since he took over the Harambe Stars top coaching job after he lost to South Africa’s Bafana Bafana 2-1 in his first game in charge on October 16th in Nairobi.

On a dark side, the match’s kick-off delayed for 30 minutes, with teams taking too long to enter the pitch.

Reports from Tanzania also indicate a disgruntlement by the Kenyan side after it was noted that Tanzanian referees would be taking charge of the match as opposed to Fifa rules on an international friendly sanctioned day.

Besides custodian Arnold Origi and midfielder Victor Wanyama, Michel fielded a strong side captained by Denis Oliech.

Meanwhile, Kawowo Sports reliable sources indicate that the French Coach intends to name two squads for CHAN and Cecafa with assistant Coach James Nandwa expected to take charge of the team to Uganda while Michel takes charge of the squad to play Burundi in the qualifiers.

Kenya is pooled alongside Uganda, Ethiopia and Somalia in group A of the Senior Challenge Cup that kicks off on November 24th and ends on December 8th in Kampala.

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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