Michael Olunga opened the scoring as keeper Matasi’s blunders cost Harambee Stars losing 2-1 away to Iran in head coach Engin Firat’s first game in charge
Kenya’s national football team, the Harambee Stars, is officially back in international football. With a new head coach, plenty of new faces, and the stewardship of Michael Olunga, Kenya gave a good away performance with the captain scoring in the 51st minute.
Iran missed their first-half opportunities to score, leaving Kenya to rely on counterattacks. Duke Abuya had the best chance for Kenya in the first half, but he was caught off guard by an in-field pass and was unable to find the back of the net.
Mohammed Mohebi scored from a header in the 76th minute following Harambee Stars keeper Patrick Matasi’s positioning error. Less than 10 minutes later, the keeper came off his line, with the ball finding its way into the net from a low-hit cross from a tight angle by Razaeian. 2-1 the final score.
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