India to face Kenya in summit clash of Intercontinental Cup final

Mumbai: India player Sunil Chhetri (Blue jersey no. 11) celebrates after striking a goal against Kenya during the Hero Intercontinental football Cup, in Mumbai on Monday, June 4, 2018. (PTI Photo/Mitesh Bhuvad)(PTI6_4_2018_000219B)

Vastavam web: India will face Kenya in the summit clash of Intercontinental Cup after the African side hammered a listless Chinese Taipei 4-0 in the last league match of the four-nation football tournament here today.After today’s result, Kenya, India and New Zealand ended on six points each from two wins and the Kiwis missed out on the basis of goal-difference. Kenya made it to the final to be played on Sunday on better goal difference of plus two as against plus one of New Zealand. India has a goal difference of plus seven.Dennis Odhiambo gave Kenya the lead in the 52nd minute before Joackins Atudo made it 2-0 three minutes later as he converted a penalty kick.

Substitute Timothy Otieno scored Kenya’s third goal in the 69th minute while Atudo made it 4-0 in the 88th minute.Ovella Ochieng swung in a corner into the centre of the box where an unmarked Odhiambo netted the ball to give his side the lead.Earlier, Kenya had a chance to take the lead in the fourth minute as their strikers built up an attack but Miheso Cliffton, instead of chipping over the goalkeeper, shot straight and the Chinese Taipei custodian managed to keep it at bay. In the 19th minute, Kenya wasted another chance to score. Jockins Atudo gave a through ball to Mutamba, who failed to convert it.Later, Duncon Otieno took a shot from close range but that flew over the bar.