Kenya- Tanzania Preview: Harambee Stars eye Cecafa final against Kilimanjaro Stars

A win for the Kenyan boys, will put them one match away from clinching the regional trophy they last won in 2002 when it was held in Tanzania


Duncan Ochieng'
Mohammed, Atudo, Owino, Situma
Kahata, Opiyo, Akumu
Wanga, Wafula, Keli

Ivo Mapunda
Yondani, Nyoni, Aidan, Hussein
Domayo, Abubakar, Ally
Alfan, Ulimwengu, Kiemba

Harambee Stars will be one match away from lifting their first regional trophy in more than a decade if the edge out Tanzania's Taifa Stars in the semi-final of the Senior Challenge Cup at Machakos Municpal Stadium on Tuesday.

Stars last won the regional tournament in 2002 when it was held in Tanzania. Since then, they have reached two finals the most recent being last year in Uganda. After the elimination of defending champions Uganda Cranes, the regional title is now up for grabs and both Kenya and Tanzania can lift it up making Tuesday's clash a potentially exciting affair.

Both teams have the men to do the job for them with the hosts expected to look up to Azam defender Jockins Atudo, Allan Wanga and Jacob Keli for goals. Mrisho Ngasa will be lethal for Taifa Stars and needs to be watched all through least he sends his side to the final.

  • On the way to the semi-final, Kenya edged out Rwanda 1-0 courtesy of a Jockins Atudo penalty.

  • Kenyan defender Jockins Atudo plays for Azam in Tanzanian Premier League.

  • Kenya have so far scored six goals in the regional championships after playing four matches.

  • Kilimanjaro Stars goalkeeper Ivo Mapunda plays in the Kenyan Premier League for champions Gor Mahia.

  • Tanzania edged out defending champions Uganda Cranes on post-match penalties during the quarter-finals on Saturday.

  • Tanzania are one of the few sides in this competition handled by a foreign coach - Kim Poulsen from Denmark.