Harambee Stars hold Mauritania in away friendly

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Kariobangi Sharks striker Masoud Juma scored for Kenya in the 58th minute before the hosts leveled in the 84th minute

Harambee Stars battled to a 1-1 draw against Mauritania in a friendly played on Thursday.

The team led by assistant coaches Musa Otieno and Frank Ouna, were using the match to prepare for Chan tournament set to be held in the country from January next year.

Kariobangi Sharks striker Masoud Juma scored for Kenya in the 58th minute before the hosts leveled in the 84th minute through Camara Khasa.

Ouna says it is an excellent show from the Kenyan side considering they played a stronger side. "They fielded their 'A' team but managed to control the game. We missed decent chances and we are unfortunate not to win this match."

The Harambee Stars is now preparing to face Togo in the same venue in less than 72 hours as the team builds a team for Chan.

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The Kenya 'A' team is in Mozambique preparing to face the hosts in an international friendly on Saturday. 

Kenya XI: Boniface Oluoch, Collins Shivachi, Dennis Sikhayi, Harun Shakava, Pascal Ogweno, Ernest Wendo, Patillah Omotto, Simon Mbugua, Kepha Aswani, Titus Achesa and Masoud Juma.

Subs: Farouk Shikhalo, Joseph Okumu, Kisiavuki Clinton, Jackson Macharia, Bonface Omondi, Joe Waithera and Nicholas Kipkirui.

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