Zanzibar coach: We beat Kenya because they underrated us

The Islanders ended their Cecafa campaign with a shock 3-0 win over Bobby Williamson’s side in a Group 'B' match played on Friday

Zanzibar coach Suleiman Hemedi has revealed that they took advantage of a shambolic Harambee Stars’ to end their Group matches with a resounding victory on Friday.

The Islanders ended their Cecafa campaign with a shock 3-1 win over Bobby Williamson’s side and Hemedi has attributed the same to Kenya’s approach to the game.

“Kenya never looked serious from onset and immediately we took the lead I realized that we had a chance to beat them. At the half time break, I told my players to continue attacking because Kenya looked as if they were not in the game.

“I thank God we won and we should have qualified had we played against Uganda with ten men. We went down to Uganda after losing two players to red card. It was a good tournament and we now bow out with our heads held high.

Kenya are now on the verge of exiting the tournament after the defeat. Coach Williamson has taken blame and apologised to Kenyan fans after the match. “I apologize to the Kenyan fans, who are watching from Nairobi as well as the stadium, this is not the kind of performance they should be expecting.

"I promise to make amends in the next match and give the best. We should not be playing the way we did and as a coach I take the blame on behalf of the whole team. Our defense was the problem, we could not contain their forwards, who had a walk on the park, and it was a deserved win for Zanzibar, congratulations to them.”