Ten-man Kenya needed a slice of luck to beat Ghana 1-0 on Saturday at the Kasarani Stadium in their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
The Harambee Stars earned their first win in Group F thanks to a 40th-minute own goal by defender Nicholas Opoku.
Both sides came to close to scoring before the half hour mark. In the 40th minute, Eric Omondi whipped in cross from the right into the box and Black Stars centre back Nicholas Opoku went into with a sliding clearance but that directed the ball into his own net.
Acquah should have drawn the visitors level but the Empoli man headed above the frame when he met the end of Opare’s delivered free kick.
Kenya were reduced to ten men after Joash Onyango was shown a straight red for a deliberate foul on Waris who clear on goal to score at the edge of the box.
The resultant free-kick was wasted by Partey.
Kenya stayed compact and beat down the clock as the minutes petered out for the end of the match.