Kenya beat Tanzania 1-0 to go top of group B in the ongoing 2019 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup on Sunday evening at StarTimes Stadium.
Hassan Abdallah scored the all important goal as holders Kenya overcame neighbors Tanzania.
Abdallah gave the Kenyans an early lead in the 4th minute of the contest sending his side into jubilant mood.
The latter had another decent chance to double the Harambee Stars lead but his effort went over the bar with only Tanzanian custodian Aishi Salum Manula to beat.
Tanzania pressed for the equalizer but couldn’t breakdown an organized and resilient Kenyan side.
The Taifa Stars best chance of the evening fell to second half substitute Ditram Nchimbi deep in added time but his shot went over the bar.
Kenya now lead group B on three points and will next play Sudan on Tuesday 10th December while Tanzania will lock horn with Zanzibar on the same day.
Action resumes tomorrow as hosts Uganda take on Somalia while Eritrea entertains Burundi.
Kenya XI :
Samuel Odiambo (GK), Joash Onyango (C), Lawrence Juma, Kevin Kimani, David Owino, Samuel Olwande, Anthony Wambani, Oscar Wamalwa, Kenneth Muguna, Johnstone Omorwa, Hassan Abdallah
Timothy Odiambo (GK),Musa Masiko,Moses Mudavadi, Daniel Sakari,Whyvone Isuza,Andrew Juma ,Cliffton Miheso ,Roy Okal, Timothy Otieno
Tanzania XI :
Aishi Salum Manula (GK)/(C), Mzamiru Yassin Said ,Miraji Athumani Madenge, Mwaita Salehe Gereza ,Lucas Almeida Kikoti,Celophace Mkandla, Mohammed Hussein Mohammed, Bakari Mwamnyeto Nondo , Kelvin Patrick Yondani ,Paul Nonga ,Jonas Gerald Mkunde
Metacha Bonifance Mnata (GK),Hassan Shaban Dilunga ,Robert Mapigano David (GK),Ditram Nchimbi, Juma Abdul Jafari ,Gadiel Michael Kamagi ,Baraka Gamba Majogoro , Eliuter Herman Mpepo , Nickson Clement Kibabage