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African Cup of Nations: Kenya come from behind to beat Tanzania 3-2

Michael Olunga celebrates

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Michael Olunga scored twice as Kenya came from behind to beat Tanzania 3-2 in an Africa Cup of Nations thriller.

Kashiwa Reysol forward Olunga drilled in a late winner, having earlier made it 1-1 with a superb overhead kick and also heading against the crossbar.

Tanzania had gone ahead twice through Simon Msuva’s tap-in and Mbwana Samatta’s effort for a half-time lead.

Johanna Omolo flicked in a header at the near post for Kenya, before Olunga struck with just 10 minutes remaining.

The result moves Kenya level on three points with Senegal, who were beaten 1-0 by leaders Algeria, while Tanzania exit the tournament still searching for their first victory.

Kenya play Senegal and Tanzania face Algeria in the final group games on Monday at 20:00 BST.

Analysis

BBC Sport’s Nick Cavell at 30 June Stadium

This really was a proper local derby. Lots of tackles flying in, lots of time spent with people on the floor getting medical attention. But on top of the feistiness, there was some really nice football from both sides throughout the game.

It wasn’t maybe the prettiest game that anyone’s ever seen, but there was a lot in there – Tanzania twice taking the lead, Kenya coming back twice and eventually winning, to give themselves a chance of going through.

Mbwana Samatta was excellent for Tanzania – everything flowed through him – but Kenya had Michael Olunga, whose very well-taken goals saw them win the game.

They have left Tanzania heartbroken – the first team to be officially eliminated from the Africa Cup of Nations.

Live Text

Match ends, Kenya 3, Tanzania 2.

Second Half ends, Kenya 3, Tanzania 2.

Foul by Victor Wanyama (Kenya).

John Bocco (Tanzania) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Patrick Matasi (Kenya) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ayub Timbe Masika (Kenya).

Saimon Msuva (Tanzania) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Victor Wanyama (Kenya) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Himid Mao (Tanzania).

Foul by Victor Wanyama (Kenya).

Farid Mussa (Tanzania) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Kenya. Conceded by Gadiel Michael.

Foul by Johanna Omolo (Kenya).

Himid Mao (Tanzania) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Tanzania. Frank Domaya tries a through ball, but Saimon Msuva is caught offside.

Foul by Ayub Timbe Masika (Kenya).

Hassan Khamis (Tanzania) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Joseph Okumu (Kenya) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Bocco (Tanzania).

Corner, Tanzania. Conceded by Musa Mohammed.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Patrick Matasi (Kenya).

John Avire (Kenya) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Himid Mao (Tanzania).

Goal! Kenya 3, Tanzania 2. Michael Olunga (Kenya) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Eric Johana Omondi.

Substitution, Tanzania. Frank Domaya replaces Erasto Nyoni because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Erasto Nyoni (Tanzania).

Attempt missed. John Avire (Kenya) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Eric Johana Omondi.

Attempt saved. Mbwana Aly Samatta (Tanzania) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Himid Mao.

Foul by Erick Ouma (Kenya).

Saimon Msuva (Tanzania) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Mbwana Aly Samatta (Tanzania) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gadiel Michael.

Attempt saved. Michael Olunga (Kenya) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Patrick Matasi.

Attempt saved. Gadiel Michael (Tanzania) left footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Farid Mussa.

Foul by Victor Wanyama (Kenya).

Mbwana Aly Samatta (Tanzania) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Eric Johana Omondi (Kenya) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Erick Ouma.

Foul by Joseph Okumu (Kenya).

Mbwana Aly Samatta (Tanzania) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

African Cup of Nations: Kenya come from behind to beat Tanzania 3-2

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