Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama was on the mark as Kenya came from a goal down at the Moi International Sports Center (MISC) Kasarani to hold Tanzania to a 1 – 1 draw in the two nations’ international friendly match.
The two countries are preparing for their respective 2017 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers, Kenya against Conogo on June 5 and Tanzania against Egypt a day earlier.
In the match, Ayub Timbe created the first chance for Kenya on the 15th minute but his cross was headed wide by Victor Wanyama then moments later Mohamed Hussein fouled Timbe and Abud Omar took the resultant free kick from the edge of the box on the right channel but David Owino placed his header wide with an open net at his mercy.
Tanzania broke the deadlock on the 34th minute much due to poor defensive play from the Kenyans.
Juma Abdul floated in a cross from the right flank that an unmarked Maguli rose high to head past Kenya keeper Boniface Oluoch. The lead, though, lasted just five minutes as Kenya leveled through Wanyama who converted a penalty after Ayub Timbe’s speedy footwork drew a foul from Abdul Juma in the box.
Cliffton Miheso had the best chance in the game in the second half, being picked out by Timbe’s cross but while unmarked, he badly skewed his shot, the ball slicing through as it drifted wide.
Kenya will play another friendly match, against Sudan on Tuesday 31 May at the same venue.