Kenya win as Congo fail to qualify for AFCON 2017
irobi, June 6: Kenya secured their first win in five attempts, elimiting Congo from the Africa tions Cup football fils, to be held in Gabon in 2017.
Eric Johan struck a second-half winner as Harambee Stars rallied from behind to beat visiting Congo 2-1 in a thrilling Africa Cup of tions qualifier here on Sunday, reports Xinhua.
The visitors took the lead through a controversial Prince Oniangue pelty in the 20th minute before Ayub Timbe levelled the scores with a volley four minutes later to ensure the two sides head for the breather at 1-1.
With the home crowd anxious for a win, captain Victor Wanyama picked the ball in midfield before releasing Johan with a clever through pass.
Johan outsprinted his marker and looped the ball past Congo goalkeeper Christopher Mafoumbi to give coach Stanley Okumbi his maiden win.
The win all but assured Guinea Bissau, considered minnows before the qualifiers started, sail through to the Africa Cup of tions as the group leaders after their 3-2 win over Zambia on Saturday. IANS