International Friendly We lost to Harambee Stars due to dilapidated state of field -DRC Congo

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Harambee Stars won 2-1 against DRC Congo in the international friendly that was reflecting on the FIFA Calendar.

Harambee Stars Players with their coach Stanley Okumbi play

Harambee Stars Players with their coach Stanley Okumbi

(Harambee Stars Players with their coach Stanley Okumbi)

Over the weekend Harambee Stars entertained DRC Congo in a friendly that was played at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos County.

Harambee Stars won 2-1 against DRC Congo in the international friendly that was reflecting on the FIFA Calendar.

According to DRC Congo coach Florent Ibenge they lost to Harambee Stars due to poor match officiating as well dilapidated state of the stadium.

 “The field was not in good state plus the referee of the match was favoring one side. How can you use a referee from Kenya to officiate an international friendly, instead out sourcing for other professional referees from East African countries,” lamented Florent Ibenge

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play DRC Congo Coach Florent Ibenge (Courtesy)


DRC Congo coach added that his players are used to stadiums of international quality and therefore his players played with fear of being hurt at the Machakos.

Michael Olunga scored the two goals for Harambee Stars putting smiles on the faces of fans who had presented themselves to get entertained at Kenyatta Stadium.

This is the second time that Harambee stars was securing a win against DRC Cong, as they had won their first meeting 1-0 in Kinshasa.

play Michael Olunga in Action (Courtesy)


Harambee restored their lost glory after they had drew 1-1 with visitors Uganda Cranes on 23 March.

The Squad that Played on During the Congo and Harambee Stars clash.

Harambee Starts starting XI: Boniface Oluoch, Joakins Atudo, Brain Mandela, David Owino Abud Omar, Victor Wanyama, David Ochieng, Johanna Omollo, Samuel Onyango, Jesse Were, Michael Olunga

Subs: David Okello, Robinson Kamura, Osborne Monday, David Mwangi, Kenneth Muguna, John Makwatta, Noah Wanyonyi, Paul Were

play Victor Wanyama (Courtesy)


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DRC Congo Starting XI: Joel Kasumbua, Jordan Ikoko, Fabian Nsakala, Chancel Mbemba, Marcel Tiserana, Remi Mulumba, Wilson  Kamavuka, Neejkens Kabiano, Gael Kakuta, Junior Kabanga, Jonathan Bolingi 

Subs: Ley Matampi, Frank Nkela, Janick Bangala, Djos Ijama, Jordan Ngololo, Ewas Kachungo, Jonathan Bijimine 

Harambee stars will be staging another International Friendly game against Malawi on 15th April in preparation for the African Cup Qualifiers.

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