Harambee Stars to cash in Sh6.5m if they win Cecafa title

Ovella Ochieng of Harambee Stars

Goal Kenya

This was after a hard fighting show when the CECAFA record winners (with 14 titles) recovered from a goal down to win 2-1 against Burundi in the third place play off match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Sunday.

The teams went into decisive penalties, with Kenya winning in the end 3-2.

FKF boss Nick Mwendwa says they will divide the Sh6.5mn cash collected for the team between every member of the contingent as a way of boosting their motivation for the final.

"For the final, we have Sh6 million, which translates to half of the price money in case of a win, a Sh2 million pledge from governors Mike Sonko and Alfred Mutua, plus Sh3 million award from (team sponsors) SportPesa".

"We have already paid them all the allowances up until the game against Burundi on Thursday".

The parity was maintained in extra time and it was the penalties that would determine who would clinch the CECAFA title.

Despite missing injured Mwinyi Hassan Mngwali, Zanzibar had the audacity to take the lead in the 22nd minute when Abulaziz Makame cleverly slotted in from a handsome corner kick taken by Ibrahim Ahmed.

To make it to the final, Kenya defeated Tanzania and Rwanda in her group, and settled for another draw with Libya, before defeating Burundi 2-1 in the semi-finals after extra time.

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