Mauritius 1-3 Kenya – Emerging Stars Confirm Superiority Over The Islanders In U-23 Afcon Qualifiers

Kenya’s Emerging Harambee Stars beat Mauritius 3-1 in the U-23 Afcon qualifiers return match in Port Louis on Sunday to sail through to the next round on 8-1 aggregate scoreline.

Sofapaka’s striker Pistone Mutamba recorded  a double over the islanders for the Stars’  opener in the 40th minute with a fine header.

Sweden-based winger Ovella Ochieng’ doubled the lead after the breather with a direct free-kick in the 52nd minute.

James Mazembe sealed the thumping at the hour mark, scoring directly from a free kick.

Read: Neighbors Uganda, Nigeria Qualify For The 2019 AFCON Finals

The hosts grabbed the consolation from a similar position late into the game but it wasn’t enough as they bowed out on 8-1 aggregate.

Kenya will now face either Seychelles or Sudan in the second round of the qualifiers.

The U-23 Afcon finals are set for Egypt in November 2019.

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Written by Bonface Osano

Communication And Media Student. Sports Writer.


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