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Kenya get off the mark with win over COSAFA holders Zambia

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The Harambee Stars of Kenya have defeated Zambia 2-0 in their opening Group B match of the on-going Hollywoodbets COSAFA Cup 2024.

Austine Odhiambo and Patrick Otieno netted two first half goals at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

After eight minutes Odhiambo gave Kenya the lead from the spot, while Otieno made it 2-0 midway the first half.

After recess, the defending champions came back determined and dominated possession, but failed to break the Kenyan team made up of mostly U-23 players.

Harambee Stars went top of Group B after the second match saw Zimbabwe beat Comoros 1-0.

Kenya, the only guest side in the competition who took up the place of Malawi who withdrew few days to the tournament will now return to action on June 30th against Comoros, and complete the Group B match against Zimbabwe on July 2nd.

The best team from each of the three Groups and the best second placed team from any Group will qualify for the semi-final stage. The COSAFA Cup 2024 has attracted 12 teams.

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