Qualified at the CAN to be played in Egypt from June 21, the DRC and Kenya met in a friendly match in Spain this Saturday, June 17, 2019 to prepare their first match of this competition respectively against Uganda and Algeria.
An intense match in which Kenya set the pace and opened the scoring with a magnificent curling shot by Michael Olunga in the 25th minute. After the break, Florent Ibenge’s men got a penalty that Villarreal Bakambu striker unfortunately missed.
The Congolese could finally equalize in the 86th minute thanks to a free kick from Arthur Masuaku poorly negotiated by the Kenyan goalkeeper, Patrick Musotsi Matawi.
The DRC does not really reassure its supporters. This is the second draw in as many games, after that conceded against Burkina Faso last Sunday.
On the other hand, Kenya beat Madagascar 1-0 and remains on a good dynamic of preparation with a level of game quite convincing.
Note that the next opponent of Kenya, Senegal, will find friendly Nigeria this Sunday, June 18 at 17:45 and Monday, June 19 at the same time in Ismailia, Egypt.