Harambee stars were on Tuesday evening beaten 2-1 by Iran in their first game over a year.
Michael Olunga’s second-half goal gave the Stars the lead, but Iran tied the score through Mohammad Mohebi’s strike from a Razaeian free kick in the 76th minute.
Six minutes from time, the new Kenya Police FC shot stopper, Patrick Matasi, made a mistake after he allowed the ball to squirm under his arms during a Razaeian shot from a close angle.
Speaking after the game, Harambee Stars head coach Engin Firat said, “In one year, we will be ready, but now we still have more work to do.” “We need more time to develop,” the coach said after the match in Tehran. He added, “I said always that we need time for these boys. This was their first time playing together in a long time and against a very strong team like Iran. It was always going to be difficult. “But I am happy with the way they played and fought for everything,” he concluded.