Africa Cup of Nations - Group C
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African Cup of Nations: Kenya come from behind to beat Tanzania 3-2

Michael Olunga celebrates
Olunga scored a La Liga hat-trick for Girona against Las Palmas in 2018

Michael Olunga scored twice as Kenya came from behind to beat Tanzania 3-2 in an Africa Cup of Nations thriller.

Kashiwa Reysol forward Olunga drilled in a late winner, having earlier made it 1-1 with a superb overhead kick and also heading against the crossbar.

Tanzania had gone ahead twice through Simon Msuva's tap-in and Mbwana Samatta's effort for a half-time lead.

Johanna Omolo flicked in a header at the near post for Kenya, before Olunga struck with just 10 minutes remaining.

The result moves Kenya level on three points with Senegal, who were beaten 1-0 by leaders Algeria, while Tanzania exit the tournament still searching for their first victory.

Kenya play Senegal and Tanzania face Algeria in the final group games on Monday at 20:00 BST.

Analysis

BBC Sport's Nick Cavell at 30 June Stadium

This really was a proper local derby. Lots of tackles flying in, lots of time spent with people on the floor getting medical attention. But on top of the feistiness, there was some really nice football from both sides throughout the game.

It wasn't maybe the prettiest game that anyone's ever seen, but there was a lot in there - Tanzania twice taking the lead, Kenya coming back twice and eventually winning, to give themselves a chance of going through.

Mbwana Samatta was excellent for Tanzania - everything flowed through him - but Kenya had Michael Olunga, whose very well-taken goals saw them win the game.

They have left Tanzania heartbroken - the first team to be officially eliminated from the Africa Cup of Nations.

Line-ups

Kenya

  • 18MatasiBooked at 90mins
  • 15Owino OdhiamboSubstituted forOchiengat 45'minutes
  • 5Mohammed
  • 2Okumu
  • 3Omar KhamisSubstituted forOmondiat 68'minutes
  • 12WanyamaBooked at 56mins
  • 8OmoloBooked at 24mins
  • 7Masika
  • 11KahataSubstituted forAvireat 33'minutes
  • 13Ouma
  • 14Olunga

Substitutes

  • 1Shikalo
  • 4Onyango
  • 6Ochieng
  • 9Avire
  • 10Omondi
  • 16Were
  • 17Athuman
  • 19Juma
  • 20Otieno
  • 21Odhiambo
  • 22Ochieng
  • 23Oyemba

Tanzania

  • 18Manula
  • 22Khamis
  • 6MwantikaBooked at 29mins
  • 5Yondani
  • 2Michael
  • 11UlimwenguSubstituted forBoccoat 70'minutes
  • 4NyoniSubstituted forDomayaat 80'minutes
  • 23Yahya AbbasBooked at 49minsSubstituted forMaoat 52'minutes
  • 17Mussa
  • 10Samatta
  • 12Msuva

Substitutes

  • 1Kalambo
  • 3Salum Abdalla
  • 7Mao
  • 8Domaya
  • 9Yussuf
  • 13Mnata
  • 14Bocco
  • 15Hussein
  • 16Mandawa
  • 19Philipo
  • 20Mtoni
  • 21Zayd Omary
Referee:
Ahmad Heeralall
Attendance:
7,233

Match Stats

Home TeamKenyaAway TeamTanzania
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home15
Away11
Shots on Target
Home9
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home25
Away23

Live Text

Match ends, Kenya 3, Tanzania 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Kenya 3, Tanzania 2.

Foul by Victor Wanyama (Kenya).

John Bocco (Tanzania) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Patrick Matasi (Kenya) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ayub Timbe Masika (Kenya).

Saimon Msuva (Tanzania) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Victor Wanyama (Kenya) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Himid Mao (Tanzania).

Foul by Victor Wanyama (Kenya).

Farid Mussa (Tanzania) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Kenya. Conceded by Gadiel Michael.

Foul by Johanna Omolo (Kenya).

Himid Mao (Tanzania) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Tanzania. Frank Domaya tries a through ball, but Saimon Msuva is caught offside.

Foul by Ayub Timbe Masika (Kenya).

Hassan Khamis (Tanzania) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Joseph Okumu (Kenya) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Bocco (Tanzania).

Corner, Tanzania. Conceded by Musa Mohammed.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Patrick Matasi (Kenya).

John Avire (Kenya) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Himid Mao (Tanzania).

Goal!

Goal! Kenya 3, Tanzania 2. Michael Olunga (Kenya) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Eric Johana Omondi.

Substitution

Substitution, Tanzania. Frank Domaya replaces Erasto Nyoni because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Erasto Nyoni (Tanzania).

Attempt missed. John Avire (Kenya) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Eric Johana Omondi.

Attempt saved. Mbwana Aly Samatta (Tanzania) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Himid Mao.

Foul by Erick Ouma (Kenya).

Saimon Msuva (Tanzania) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Mbwana Aly Samatta (Tanzania) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gadiel Michael.

Attempt saved. Michael Olunga (Kenya) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Patrick Matasi.

Attempt saved. Gadiel Michael (Tanzania) left footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Farid Mussa.

Foul by Victor Wanyama (Kenya).

Mbwana Aly Samatta (Tanzania) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Eric Johana Omondi (Kenya) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Erick Ouma.

Foul by Joseph Okumu (Kenya).

Mbwana Aly Samatta (Tanzania) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Egypt22003036
2Uganda21103124
3Zimbabwe201112-11
4DR Congo200204-40

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Nigeria22002026
2Madagascar21103214
3Guinea201123-11
4Burundi200202-20

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Algeria22003036
2Senegal21012113
3Kenya210134-13
4Tanzania200225-30

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ivory Coast11001013
2Morocco11001013
3Namibia100101-10
4South Africa100101-10

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Mali11004133
2Angola10101101
3Tunisia10101101
4Mauritania100114-30

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cameroon11002023
2Benin10102201
3Ghana10102201
4Guinea-Bissau100102-20
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