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Afcon 2019: How Kenya edged Tanzania in East African derby - By The Numbers

14:35 IST 28/06/2019
Michael Olunga of Kenya celebrates goal with John Avire.
The Harambee Stars got their 2019 Afcon campaign back on track with a victory over the Taifa Stars in their second Group C game in Cairo

  • Michael Olunga celebrates goal with Victor Wanyama of Kenya.

    #1 Clinical attack

    The Harambee stars were impressive upfront, which counted for their victory against the Taifa Stars. Sébastien Migne's men converted three of their four shots on target, with Michael Olunga scoring two of the goals.
  • Victor Wanyama of Kenya during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals.

    #2 Victor Wanyama's influence

    The Tottenham Hotspur man dictated the pace in the midfield and ensured a good link between the midfield and the attack. The Harambee Stars' skipper made a total of 34 passes in the game, won 50% of his tackles and recovered nine balls.
  • Eric Ouma of Kenya challenged by Thomas Ulimwengu of Tanzania.

    #3 Tight contest

    Although Kenya won the game, it could have gone the way of Tanzania as well, going by the stats. The Harambee Stars dominated the first-half with 60.5% of the ball, while the Taifa Stars had better possession in the second half with 57.7% dominance.

  • Francis Kahata of Kenya during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals.

    #4 Total passes

    Kenya had more distribution of passes than Tanzania. The Harambee Stars had a total of 326 passes to Tanzania’s 285. This ensured they edged the possession stats and helped them to claim the victory.

  • Tanzania's Mbwana Samatta (L) fights for the ball with Kenya's Eric Ouma

    #5 Lost Balls

    Kenya lost the ball more than their opponents in this game, which they will have to improve on ahead of their all-important final Group C meeting with Senegal.  They lost the ball 139 times to Tanzania’s 129.