Revisiting Namboole 2011 and the eternal Kenya-Uganda rivalry

Steven Mukwala

Uganda Cranes forward Steven Mukwala (centre) controls the ball under pressure from Kenya's defender David Ochieng (right) as Kenyan midfielder Samuel Onyango closes in during their Fifa World Cup qualifier at St Mary's Stadium, Kitende on November 11, 2021.

Photo credit: Eddie Chicco | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Incidentally, Kenya had nothing to lose after the humiliation suffered at the hands of Mali in their previous rounds of the campaign. Uganda, on the other hand, were still very much in the race for a place in the play-offs, trailing leaders Mali by just two points.

In the midst of the ruckus that greeted the disbandment of Football Kenya Federation (FKF) last week, it may have been lost to some fans that that very day Harambee Stars were in Kampala to lock horns with Uganda Cranes in the penultimate round of the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers group stage.

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