Zanzibar 2-2 Kenya (Kenya wins 4-2 on penalties)

Kenya stormed the finals of the 2012 Cecafa Tusker Cup after defeating Zanzibar 4-2 on post match penalties after drawing 2-2 in normal and extra time.

It was an end to end match that saw Zanzibar take a 20th minute lead through their lead striker Khamis Mcha Khamis but Kenyans levelled matters ten minutes later when Zanzibar captain Nadir ‘Cannavaro’ Haroub headed into his own net following Kevin Omondi’s cross into the area.

In the second half, the trend continued but Kenya created more chances though were denied by poor finishing and good goal keeping skills by Ally Mwadini.

Zanzibar however retook the lead in the 75th minute through Aggrey Ambrose Morris’ penalty after Harambe captain skipper Anthony Kimani fouled Juma Jaku Juma.

Five minutes later, Mike Barasa levelled matters heading home from Abdallah Juma’s corner kick.

The two sides held on till the 90 minutes and neither could extra time separate them. Zanzibar though had to end the match a man less after Adeyom Saleh Ahmed was shown marching orders for a foul on striker Victor Ochieng who also never returned to the pitch. With substitutions already done, Kenya also finished the game a man less.

In the shootout, Zanzibar’s Khamis Mcha Khamis and Uthman Ali missed and with Mike Barasa, Joackins Atudo, Edwin Lavasta plus Abdallah Juma converting theirs for Kenya, even Sabril Makame and Samih Nujju’s conversion meant that Kenya were through to the finals.

Kenya meets either Uganda or Tanzania who were yet to play in the second semi-finals.

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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