Attacking midfielder Oliver Maloba was an unused substitute as Kenya saw off South Sudan 1-0 at Nyayo Stadium on Saturday 13 March 2021.
Maloba was named to the provisional squad to the Kenyan squad back in February and went on to make the final 23-man squad for the game.
John Macharia of Gor Mahia started the game in his favorite position 10 and was later substituted by Wazito’s Musa Masika in the second half.
Debutant Elvis Rupia of AFC Leopards scored the lone goal in the 77th minute after connecting to a cross from the left by Bandari’s Danson Namasaka who was also making his first start for Kenya.
Kenya: 23. Zamu Adisa Omar (GK), 3.Bonface Onyango (17. Kevin Kimani-46), 2.Johnstone Omurwa (Captain), 5. Nahashon Alembi, 20. Baraka Badi (24. Daniel Sakari-70) , 11. Collins Shichenje (13. Kenneth Muguna-46), 8. Danson Namasaka, 22. Abdalla Hassan (21. James Mazembe-70), 6. John Macharia (19. Musa Masika-70), , 16. David Owino Ambulu, 10. Elvis Rupia (9. Henry Meja-78)
Unused subs: 18. Joseph Okoth (GK), 12. Mike Kibwage, 17. Kevin Juma Simiyu, 14. Oliver Maloba, 7. Reagan Otieno, 4. Harun Mwale
Coach: Jacob Mulee
South Sudan: 23. Majak Maling, 4. Peter Maker (Captain), 29.Mutwakil Labdelkarim, 14. Rehan Angier, 17. Omot Sebit (5. Godfrey Nyeko-60), 16. Jackson Obede (6. Dominic Angelo-30), 25. Stephen Pawaar, 8. Johnson Gibson (21. Emmanuel Thomas-60), 10. Tito Okello (9. David Majak-80), 11. Joseph Muyang (7. Wani Ivan-60), 22. Makueth Wol (28. Abdallad Asad-60)
Unused subs: 7. Ramadan John (GK), 13. Nassir Haidar, 3. Hassan James, 12. Mandela Malish, 19. David Mangar
Coach: Cyprian Besong Ashu
Yellow cards: None
Goals: Elvis Rupia-77 (Kenya)