Kenya hold hosts Uganda in FIFA World Cup qualifier

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KAMPALA, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) -- Kenya held hosts Uganda to a 1-1 draw in a Group E match of the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifier on Thursday.

Kenya dominated play at the St. Marys Stadium in Kitende with Micheal Olunga Ogada and Hassan Abdallah all testing Ugandan goalkeeper Charles Lukwago in the first half.

Uganda had the best chance later but defender Bevis Mugabi fired from close range over the goal.

After 61 minutes, Kenya earned a free kick and it was headed in by the captain Olunga Ogada.

On 90 minutes, Uganda was lucky to score after the Kenyan goalkeeper Okoth bounced the ball and Ugandan striker Fahad Bayo pounced on the ball to make it 1-1.

"We failed to take our chances today," Uganda's coach Sredojevic said after the match.

Kenya's coach Engin Firat also said he was unhappy with the kind of goal they conceded. "This was a bad mistake by our goalkeeper."

Uganda remain second in Group E with nine points. Enditem

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