Hooligans spoiled the Kenya national team Harambee Stars game against Guinea Bissau, the fourth of the 2017 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers which had to be stopped on the 83rd minute with the visitors leading 1-0.
Sanches Casmiro got the goal for the visitors on the 80th minute and protests followed from Harambee Stars players notably Arnold Origi, skipper Victor Wanyama and Belgium based Johanna Omollo.
The protests spilled to the stands with fans trading tear gas canisters with police as attempts to restore calm proved futile.
It took 40 minutes for the security personell to restore calm.
Harambee Stars were dominant but could not make it count.
Stanley Okumbi’s charges did everything right from the onset seamlessly pinning the Djurtus to their own half.
The lone goal came after a well weighted corner delivered by Lassan Camara evaded the entire Stars rearguard and was met by a thumping header by Sanches at the far post which Origi thought he had parried away to safety but the linesman insisted it had crossed the line.
The goal ensured Harambee Stars are yet to win a qualifier in this qualifying campaign.
Kenya is still bottom of Group E. Guinea Bissau on the other hand have seven points.