Harambee Stars striker Michael Olunga bends a free kick in the match against Thailand
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The Lens: Thailand v Harambee Stars
By Zachary Oguda | Mon 09 Oct, 2017 13:02

For the second game running in their Asian tour Kenya's Harambee Stars fell in a friendly match, this time to Thailand on Sunday 8 October with Teerasil Dangda scoring the all important goal in the second half.

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Stars went into the match on the back of a 1-2 loss at the hands of Iraq and coach Stanley Okumbi had hoped for an improved performance against lowly ranked Thailand but it was not to be.

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The former Mathare United tactician gave starting berths to Gor Mahia midfielder Kenneth Muguna, Vasalund IF midfielder Eric Johanna to partner lead striker Michael Olunga upfront; with Muguna's team mate and captain Musa Mohammed starting at the right back position in place of Posta Rangers' Simon Mbugua who had started in the game against Iraq.

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Stars will now hope that the exposure gained will be helpful when they entertain Ghana in their next serious assignment in the 2019 AFCON qualifiers slated for March 2018.

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Part of the action against Thailand is herein; all photos courtesy of the Football Kenya Federation (FKF)

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Zachary Oguda

Twitter: @zaxoguda

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