10 December 2012

Gambia/Kenya: Kenya Beat Gambia 2-0 in African Military Cup

Kenya Armed Forces Saturday afternoon beat the Gambia Armed Forces 2-0 at the Parc des Sport in Abidjan to make it through to the quarter-finals of the African Military Cup currently underway in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

The khaki boys will play their final game of the group stage against Burkina Faso today, Monday at 3pmand it is a must win game if they are to remain in the competition.

Burkina Faso is second in the group with one point having drawn with Kenya in their opening game and anything less than a win for The Gambia Armed Forces will automatically sent Burkina Faso to the next stage.

According to Abdoulie Bah of West Coast Radio who is covering the games, Ulinzi Stars of Kenya deputy captain, Evans Amouka, was the hero of the day, scoring a second half brace that saw his team book a slot in the quarter finals.

The Kenyan side will now be keenly watching the Monday clash between Cameroon and Angola since they are scheduled to play the winner in the encounter. "In their first encounter played on Thursday, The Kenya Defence Forces Ulinzi Stars drew 3-3 with Burkina at the Parc des Sport Stadium in Abidjan. A brace from Chester Okoyo and another from 2011 Kenyan Premier League golden boot winner Stephen Waruru earned them a point from the game," Bah told Observer Sports.

Speaking to West Coast Radio after the 2-0 defeat to the Kenyans, Head Coach El Hajj Sey said he is not happy with the result especially with the two defensive blunders that allowed the East Africans to punish them. He also insisted that he is under no pressure going into today's match with Burkina Faso."If it's pressure then I see no reason I would be here, yes, the CDS has tasked us to bring back the trophy and my wish is to accomplish that and hand him the cup but it's football, it's God destined but we have a game to go, just a win against Burkina could turn things around in our favour," he concluded.

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