Kenya amputee team face Angola in must-win tie at 2023 African Para Games

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FOOTBALL Kenya amputee team face Angola in must-win tie at 2023 African Para Games

Festus Chuma 10:35 - 07.09.2023

Kenya's amputee football team faces elimination after two consecutive defeats in the 2023 African Para Games.

The Kenya national men's amputee football team finds itself in a must-win situation as they prepare to take on Angola in their final Group B encounter of the 2023 African Para Games.

The Kenyan squad, with dreams of advancing to the semifinals, faces a daunting task after two consecutive defeats that have left their tournament hopes hanging by a thread.

The journey began on a sour note for Kenya as they clashed with Rwanda in their tournament opener on Tuesday afternoon.

 Despite showing immense determination and resilience, they succumbed to a narrow 2-1 loss. The defeat left the Kenyan side eager to bounce back in their next match, but their path to redemption proved to be a rocky one.

Their second match, against Egypt, unfolded under the floodlights on a chilly Wednesday night.

The team struggled to capitalize on numerous scoring opportunities, with star strikers Nicholas Keiyo and Mohammed Munga squandering several chances to find the back of the net. 

It was a nightmarish scenario for Kenyan fans as they watched their team fall 2-0 to Egypt, despite goalkeeper Ferdinard Obi's valiant efforts to keep the scoreline respectable with his series of crucial saves.

Now, Kenya stands on the precipice of elimination. In a tournament where every goal counts, they face a daunting task against Angola, who are also seeking redemption after a lackluster performance.

 To secure a place in the semifinals, Kenya must pull off a herculean feat - they must defeat Angola by a margin of four goals. 

The pivotal showdown against Angola is set to take place at the USPA Astro Turf, a venue renowned for its electrifying atmosphere.

 The 16:00 East African time kick-off promises to be a nerve-wracking spectacle, with Kenyan fans holding their breath in anticipation of a remarkable comeback.

As it stands, Egypt leads Group B with a perfect six points from their two matches, while Rwanda trails closely with the same number of points but a slightly inferior goal difference.