A highly questionable goal that looked most line hand ball decided Luo Union of Kenya's game against Express of Uganda in the East and Central African Soccer Club championship in nairobi on Saturday (10 January).
GV Kenya kicking from left to right in kick off
GV Crowd watch as Uganda attack and score goal which is disallowed
GV Uganda attack and score first goal
GV Kenya attack and score equalising goal (3 shots)
SV Ugandan and Kenyan flags flying
GV Second half Kenya take corner ball comes across and Nicodemus handles ball into back of net,
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Background: A highly questionable goal that looked most line hand ball decided Luo Union of Kenya's game against Express of Uganda in the East and Central African Soccer Club championship in nairobi on Saturday (10 January).
Express was leading Group A of the competition before the game and after 32 minutes they seemed assured of a palace in the semi finals of the competition when striker John Kembo rounded off a good move with a competently taken goal.
Luo's international left winger Fred Siranga equalised six minutes later with a powerful shot after a fine piece of dribbling, but the goal which took Luo to the top of Group A table was less clear cut -- substitute Daniel Nicodamus appeared to pull a corner kick into the express net with his hands, but the referee, who was on the spot, awarded the goal to Luo.
The top two sides in Group A and Group B qualify for the semi-final but the only side certain of a place so far is the Tanzanian club side Young Africans who have won both their Group B games in Mombasa, Kenya. All the Group A games are being played in Nairobi.
SYNOPSIS: This East and Central African Club Soccer Championship Game between Luo Union of Kenya and Express of Uganda will probably be remembered for the highly controversial second half goal which decided the game. The Kenyan side Luo kicked off plying from left to right.
Before the game Express of Uganda were leading the four sides in Group A of the competition begin played in Nairobi. The Ugandan side was soon into its stride.
This goal was disallowed but after thirty-two minutes they showed again that their attack was the more dangerous when striker John Kembo rounded off a good move with this competently taken goal.
The goal spurred more penetrating attacks from Luo.
Within six minutes they were level when their international left winger Fred Siranga made the score one-all with this solo effort.
There will probably be much doubt about the winning goal in the second half. Substitute Daniel Nicodemus appeared to handle as he scored form this Luo corner. The goal gave Luo a two-one win but with one more match and two sides qualifying, Express, who won their first game could still reach the semi finals, despite Saturday's defeat.