Kenya begun her CECAFA U20 Championship campaign with a 3-0 win over Ethiopia in a clash staged at the Sheikh Amri Abeid Memorial Stadium, Arusha- Tanzania on November 23, 2020.
Benson Omala’s 37th-minute header was the difference between both side in the first half this despite the Stanley Okumbi coached charges enjoying the lion’s share of possession that saw them hit a post in the later stages of the early exchanges.
The Rising Stars continued from where they left in the second half with Ronald Reagan doubling their lead just a minute after the resumption with Enoch Wanyama adding a third 13 minutes from time.
Attention for the Kenyans now turns to Sudan whom they face in the same ground on Friday 27 November 2020.
Kenya who is in Group C will hope that they can make it to the semifinals which are slated for Monday, 30 November with the final two teams qualifying for the next edition of the 20 African Cup of Nations.
Ethiopia U20 Starting XI: Dagim Tefera (GK), Tsegasew Demamu, Zenebe Kedir, Wendemagegn Maerg, Eyasu Legesse, Musie Kabala, Tsegab Yohannes, Aberham Getachew, Mesfin Taffese, Biruk Beyene, Eyob Alemayhu
Kenya U20 Starting XI: Maxwell Mulili (GK), Fredrick Alushula, Lewis Bandi, Frank Odhiambo, Alphonse Omija, Steiner Musasia, Benson Omala, Enoch Wanyama, Matthew Mwendwa, Simon Omondi, Ronald Reagan.