Harambee Stars impressed supporters to secure a 1-1 draw against Uganda in a friendly on Sunday.
The Kenyan side had gone behind in the first half when Emmanuel Okwi rounded defender Joash Onyango and beat keeper Patrick Matasi for a deserved lead.
However, in the second half, Kenya came back a rejuvenated side and should have won the tie but managed to at least earn a draw after Kenneth Muguna scored from an Ayub Timbe pass.
Captain of the day Michael Olunga hit the woodwork twice while debut boy Boniface Muchiri of Tusker FC was unlucky too. His effort was parried away by keeper Charles Lukwago in the 93rd minute with Uganda looking unable to deal with Kenya's threats in the closing stages.
Coach Francis Kimanzi handed debuts to five players – Lawrence Juma, Collins Agade, Samuel Olwande, Johnstone Omurwa, and Muchiri.
Below is how Kenyans reacted on Twitter after the East African Derby staged at Kasarani.
Some of images from today's Kenya vs Uganda international friendly..The neighbors shared a point.. Game ended 1-1, Kenneth Muguna and @EmmanuelOkwi the scorers.. First half was predominantly Uganda, second half Kenya came alive and delivered a very good game.. #HarambeeStars pic.twitter.com/C8UTwzkxq9— Katami Michelle (@MichKatami) September 8, 2019
My thoughts:::— Tosh (@vicky_gitonga) September 8, 2019
Harambee stars poor in the first half
Isuza's introduction changed the game
We have got more than just kahata
We have got a good bunch of loca players
Uganda composed but afraid in the second haltlf
Timbe better than okwi
Kimanzi is the right man#KenyaVsUganda
Draw for Harambee stars head coach Mr kimanzi is not a bad start so keep it up https://t.co/mPcdhYlUME— Patrick kimea (@Patrick05010070) September 8, 2019