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KENYA SHOCK GHANA

Ten-man Kenya held on to beat Ghana 1-0 in Nairobi on Saturday in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

In other results on Saturday, Nigeria were emphatic 3-0 winners in their game at Seychelles and next year’s Nations Cup hosts Cameroon were held to a 1-1 draw away to Comoros.

Both South Africa and Uganda had to succumb to 0-0 draws at home to Libya and Tanzania respectively while the 2012 African champions Zambia drew 0-0 away to Namibia.

The 12 group winners and runners-up secure places at the 2019 Nations Cup finals, except for Group B, where hosts Cameroon and the highest-placed other team both qualify.

Having lost their opening Group F qualifier to Sierra Leone, Kenya coached by Frenchman Sebastien Migne – pulled off a stunning result against Ghana’s Black Stars to kickstart their campaign.

The Harambee Stars scored the only goal of the game after 40 minutes when Ghana’s Nicholas Opoku struck into his own net.

Ghana pressed for an equaliser and the pressure told as Kenya’s Joash Onyango was sent off shortly after the hour mark.

The hosts held on to pull off a shock result and go level on points in Group F with both Ghana and Sierra Leone

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