With Kenya out of the 2022 FIFA World Cup after recording just two points in their last four games, its another time in the Qualifiers for the country to fight for pride.
The Engin Firat side will be up against perennial rivals Uganda today on Thursday at St Mary’s Kitende with their hosts still having the chance of joining the rest of the football world in Qatar in the coming year.
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While Stars will not be in the competition, there has been a plea by the Ugandan fans to the Kenyan players to allow them make it to the next round where a win for them today, coupled by another win in their final game against Mali would help them to this achievement.
Kenyans on the other hand have not been taking in any of the pleas with the fans urging their troops to ensure that Uganda doesnt make it to the next round. This wont be the first meeting between the two and Pepeta looks at their previous encounters.
Kenya first met Uganda on 1, May 1926 in the CECAFA Cup that ended in a 1-1 draw. Since then, the two teams have met 78 times with Kenya winning 22 of those games to Uganda’s 32 with the other 24 games ending in draws.
As it turned out, the last time both sides met was on 2 September 2021 in the reverse fixture that ended in a scoreless draw.
The highest goals scored in this fixture came on April 30, 1937, when Uganda emerged 9- winners over the Harambee Stars in a CECAFA competition.