Two first half goals from Kevin Amwayi John Makwatta and a third strike after the interval from Evans Amwoka saw Kenya’s Ulinzi Stars beat Burundi 3-0 at the ongoing East Africa Military Games in Kampala, Uganda.
The Kenyan Soldiers needed to win the match having been held to a goalless draw by Rwanda in the opener. Goalkeeper and captain James Saruni was among a host of players on the treatment table for Ulinzi but Robert Matano found replacements who did the job.
The defending champions were dominant from the off and created early chances through Amwayi who came close on occasions. The speedy winger opened his and Ulinzi’s account at this year’s edition with a goal just before the hour mark. Makwatta made it 2-0 in the 44th minute to put Ulinzi in control heading into the interval.
Amwoka terrorized Burundi’s defense after the breather and was rightfully rewarded with a goal in the 76th minute to confirm the full points for his side. Churchill Muloma was sent off after a second bookable offence but Robert Matano’s men saw the game off.
Ulinzi Starting XI: Francis Ochieng (GK), Brian Birgen, Geoffrey Kokoyo, Mohammed Hassan, Rodgers Omondi, Omar Mbongi, Churchill Muloma, Justine Onwong’a, Kevin Amwayi, John Mark Makwatta, Evans Amwoka
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