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Thika United star Dennis Odhiambo was arguably the man of the match for Kenya against Pharaohs as he put up a captain's performance in defeat

By Dennis Mabuka in Aswan City,
Egypt

Wilson Obungu

Off his line quickly to deny Egyptian dangerman Khalid Kamar in the early stages before pushing Hossam Ghaly's long range effort over the crossbar. Despite conceding Egypt's lone goal, Obungu was at his best coming off the line quickly when called upon to do. 7/10.

Edwin Wafula

Alongside Jackson Saleh, Wafula formed a partnershup at the heart of visitors' defence. Kept dangerman Khalid Kamar quiet and made some key challenges on the edge of his own box when Kenya were under pressure. 5/10.

Jackson Saleh

Deployed at centre-back, he struggled positionally and was time and again caught out of his position especially in first and opening minutes of second half. 4/10.

Charles Odette

Deployed at centre-back, the Sony Sugar man who was making his debut for Harambee Stars, struggled in opening minutes but regained his composure afterwards with a strong performance. He was at fault for allowing a long ball from Egypt dangerzone bounce resulting for the lone goal. 4/10.

Aboud Omar

Got forward with regularity on left flank and was perfect when Kenya was under attack. His crosses were a joy to watch only that Kenya lacked a good front man to take advantage of the same and trouble Egyptian defenders with headers. 6/10.

Dennis Odhiambo (captain)

Was arguably Kenya's man of the match. Odhiambo, who was captaining team for the first time, was very outstanding as he made umpteen headers and tackles in key areas. A real captain's performance as he kept Egypt's impressive attack at bay. 8/10.

Humphrey Mieno

Looked to drive his side forward when he found himself with time in midfield and one sublime ball almost created a goal for Noah Wafula. He also resorted to defending when Kenya was under attack. 5/10.

Noah Wafula

Looked to make plenty of runs in behind and only Hossam Ghaly stopped him from opening the scoring in the first half. Looked closer to his best and linked well with Dennis Odhiambo and Humphrey Mieno. 5/10.

David Kingatua

Found himself on the periphery at times but did show quality when he got on the ball. Wasted a big chance as he slipped when well placed in the first half. 5/10.

Brian Osumba

Not quite as involved as some of his fellow attacking players, he made the odd good run when Odhiambo and Mieno got themselves on the ball. 4/10.

Jesse Were

Buzzed around striking area but was not able to dictate proceedings and his runs were cut off by Egyptian defenders. He did not have any shot on target despite being Kenya's lone striker. 4/10.

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