Kenya will play against Tanzania in the semifinals of the ongoing Copa Africa Championship currently being staged at the Mpesa Foundation in Kiambu county.
The national schools Champions Serani Boys who are representing the Country in the second edition of the event edged out Botswana 1-0 via penalty in the second half.
Kenya’s midfielder Mohammed Mbaruk secured the lone goal for the team drawn from Serani High School through a penalty in the 66th minute.
Earlier in the day Tanzania eliminated Uganda 6-2 in an entertaining match played at the same venue.
Tanzania’s striker Paul Nyerere effortlessly helped himself to a hat-trick scoring three out of the six goals in the 12th, 36th, and 60th minutes respectively.
Zambia thrashed Angola 8-1 in the semis to set up a semifinal clash against Zimbabwe who defeated Namibia4-1.
Coach Daniel Lenjo of Serani Boys says that he does not want to give anyone any expectation about tomorrow’s match with Tanzania because the games are tough and anything can happen.
“The field is where everything can be determined and until when the match against Tanzania reaches the 70th minute that is when i can talk about it.” Said Lenjo.
“The only weakness is having many injuries amongst my players.” He adds.
Uganda, Botswana, Namibia and Angola now take an early leave in the 10-team tourney joining South Africa and Mozambique, who were knocked out in the preliminary stage.