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Kenya paid the price for poor finishing despite dominating huge chunks of the match at Nyayo and will now be out of international football for two years

Lesotho hung on to their first leg 1-0 lead to knock-out Harambee Stars from African Cup of Nations qualifiers after Sunday's match ended in a barren draw at Nyayo Stadium.

Kenya once again paid the price for poor finishing despite dominating huge chunks of the match they failed to get a goal and will now be out of international football for two years.

Oliech was preferred as a lone striker in opening minutes of the match and worked hard to get his name on the score sheet. His first chance came in the third minute but from a great turn he shot wide off the mark.

Oliech had the second chance to put home side ahead in ninth minute when Francis Kahata set him up well but Lesotho goalkeeper Mohali Kuenane reached the ball ahead of the Kenyan marksman.

By the 12th minute, Francis Kahata who worked hard in midfield had won a free kick from which Victor Wanyama headed wide. Lesotho came into the match in the 16th minute when Tsepo Lekhoana was denied by David 'Calabar' Owino, who gave the visitors their first corner of the match.

A minute later, Oliech was denied from point blank range and it was the only clear chance by Stars before the first half ended.

When second half kicked-off, Edwin Lavatsa and Macdonald Mariga paved way for Paul Were and Allan Wanga. But it was the substitution of Were which gave Stars a major boost upfront for all of a sudden the team got some clear chances.

From a Peter Opiyo cross, David Ochieng's header was stopped by the Lesotho goalkeeper. Then Were had a chance to score in the 55th minute but the best he could do was hitting the post on the turn. Lesotho's Ralekoti mokhahlawe was the only player booked in the match.

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