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Flying start for Ulinzi at East Africa military games

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The Oscar Wamalwa’s hat-trick and substitute Enosh Ochieng’s goal gave Kenya Defence Forces football team a 4-0 win as they began the 12th EAC military games in style against Burundi’s military side ( Muzinga FC) at the Moi Sports Centre, Kasarani.

An oppressive start by Ulinzi Stars in the first ten minutes saw Wamalwa put the ball at the back of the net with a superb header which was delivered right in the box by Brian Birgen from the right-wing to put the game at 1-0.

Burundi however suffered an early set back in the match after Steve Mondinduruvugo was substituted after picking an injury in the 20th minute and in his place came Ayel Nibitanga.

Burundi missed a chance to come back to the game after goalkeeper Timothy Odhiambo denied the visiting team a goal scoring opportunity from a neatly taken free-kick by Shawori Amisi in the 31st minute.

Amisi could have scored after the ball slipped from goalkeeper’s arms but it the goalie recovered just in time to thwart the danger.

Stubborn Amos Wamalwa missed several chances from crossed balls inside the box putting them wide despite his favourable height and was had a penalty appeal waved on in the 42nd minute.

Hat-trick hero Oscar Wamalwa celebrates one of his goals against Burundi during their East Africa Military Games at Kasarani stadium in Nairobi on August 13, 2019. Ulinzi Stars FC won 4-0. Photo/Vincent Ooro/Sportpicha/Citizen

Burundi could not utilize the few chances they had with the Ulinzi defence denying them opportunities to score goal hence ending the first half trailing 0-1.

Goal Scorer Wamalwa missed open chances the second half began by putting the ball wide from a cut through pass made by Omar Borania leaving the fans on their feet astonished.

Captain Kevin Niyouzima efforts of getting a goal in the last minutes were denied by Ulinzi goalkeeper James Saruni who punched his shot out for an unsuccessful corner.






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