The Senior National soccer team, the Black Star were on Saturday beaten by their Kenyan counterpart by 1:0 in their first game of the 2019 AFCON qualifiers in Kenya.

The Kenyans got the opener thanks to an own goal scored by Ghanaian defender Nicholas Boakye on the 42nd minute of the first half.

The Black Stars even though had much more ball possession failed to utilize the several goal scoring chances created, as their conversion was very poor.

The Haranbee Stars of Kenya who were a man down after their defender was shown the red card on the 62nd minute, showed strong character and resilience and managed to beat an unimpressive Black Stars team.