Ali brace seals Bahrain win
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Husain Ali's brace steered Bahrain to a 2-1 win against Kenya as Milan Macala's side stepped up their preparations for next month's 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ Asian Zone play-off against Saudi Arabia.

Striker Ali opened the scoring at the National Stadium in Manama after 24 minutes before Kenya defender Pascal Ochieng equalised two minutes before the break.

But Kenya's joy was short-lived as Ali restored the lead for Bahrain just two minutes later.

Bahrain will continue their preparations for the 5 and 9 September two-legged play-off against Saudi Arabia against Iran on Monday.