Libya and Tanzania battled to a barren 0-0 draw at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos to leave Kenya top of Group A on Day One of the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup.

Elias Maguri almost blasted Tanzania into a second minute lead but his fierce shot swerved just off target.

Cecafa guests Libya responded on the other end when Zachary Afrai beat his markers to race clear on goal but goalkeeper Aisha Manula got off his lines to thwart his run.

It was a frantic opening half with both sides failing to capitalise on some sloppy defending but it was Tanzania who went into the breather feeling luckier having survived a barrage of Libyan attacks.

Libya will play Kenya in their second match on Tuesday as Zanzibar squares it out with Rwanda who lost their opener 2 Nil to Kenya.