Harambee Stars were bundled out of Chan qualifiers after they failed to find the back of the net against Ethiopia in return leg match played at Nyayo Stadium on Saturday.
Like it was the case in Ethiopia a fortnight ago where Kenya had a chance to grab a vital away goal in a 2-0 defeat, the Bobby Williamson charges failed to capitalize on a poorly awarded penalty as Gor Mahia marksman Ali ‘Teargas’ Abondo hit the post from twelve yards.
The penalty miss that could have brought Harambee Stars back into the match, summed up Kenya’s dismal run in the tournament that is reserved for local-based players as Abondo was quickly hauled off to be replaced by Tusker’s new signing Danson Kago.
Tusker midfielder Kevin Kimani had squandered the away penalty but on Saturday the visitors were quick on the ball and set up a high tempo match that at first proved too much for the Kenyans. Gor Mahia defender Haroun Shakava was booked at the quarter mark for bringing down an opponent, who was going to score.
Ethiopian fans celebrated Kenya’s exit in style: Image: Goal.com