Kenya’s Ambani scores four as Yanga won


Published on 01/02/2009

By James Waindi

Kenya’s striker Boniface Ambani notched four goals to steer Tanzania’s Yanga to a resounding 8-1 win over Zanzibar’s Etoile d’Or Mirontsy at the weekend.

The win gives the Tanzania league champions a flying start to the Africa Champions League competition which has a lucrative prize money of Sh79 million ($1 million).

This was Ambani’s third match for the Tanzanian champions since he returned from a thigh injury that sidelined him for six weeks.

“It is always great for any striker to score goals because that is what we are paid to do. I had a good game and I took my chances.

“I am back to my best form after recovering from the thigh injury and I think I can only be better,” Ambani told FeverPitch on phone from Dar es Salaam.

The striker, who is currently leading the scorers chart in the Tanzanian league had been named in Kenya’s squad to the 32nd edition of the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup but had to pull out due to injury.

He said he was ready to be recalled to the national team ahead of the 2010 World Cup/Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

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