Round-up of performance of Kenya players abroad: Goalkeeper Origi shines for Ullen follows the exploits of Kenyans playing their football outside of the country, in the top European leagues and beyond

First choice keeper Arnold Origi kept a clean sheet as he helped his Norwegian side Ullen/Kasser secure a vital 1-0 home win against Ranheim on Sunday.

Fortes Dos Santso scored the lone goal of the match in the 29th minute to help Kasser pick the three points. Origi has been in splendid form consolidating his spot between the sticks.


Victor Wanyama’s Celtic FC took the lead of the Scottish league standings for the first time since the season began with an emphatic 2-0 win over Motherwell in top of the table clash on Saturday.

Wanyama featured in the entire match cutting and fending off attacks in his favourite holding midfield position.

Danger man Garry Hooper continued with his prolific form notching the opener in the 32nd minute before Adam Cummins then turned the ball into his own net before being shown a straight red card for a foul on Kris Commons in the second half.

Scott Brown was unable to convert from the penalty spot but the three points were already safe for the impressive Celts. Neil Lennon´s side was dominant throughout the 90 minutes and the scoreline flattered the home side.

The Hoops now top the twelve team table on 14 points, one more than second placed Motherwell.


After a poor start to the 2012-2013 season in the Italian Serie A, Macdonald Mariga’s Inter-Milan finally got their groove back with a hard fought for 2-1 victory over Fiorentina  in an away match played at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.

Argentine international Diego Milito put Inter ahead in the 17th minute before Antonio Cassano doubled the lead in the 35th minute. Fiorentina pulled one back in the 40th minute but it could not stop Inter from picking the precious three points.

Mariga who is back to active training did not feature in the match but watched from the terraces. The win hoisted the Nerazzurri to position three on the log standings with 12 points, four shy of leaders Juventus


Kenyan ace Dennis Oliech’s side AJ Auxerre is set to face Arles in a division two league match on Monday evening beginning 10.30 pm Kenyan time.

A win would make Auxerre leap to the top ten bracket with13 points. Monaco still maintains affirm lead on the 20 team table with 18 points. In the previous match Auxerre lost 4-3 to Guingamp. 


Defender Lawrence Olum helped his side Sporting Kansas beat Chicago Fire 2-0 in the US major soccer league match played on Sunday.

Olum featured in the entire match and was crucial in helping his side keep a clean sheet. The win saw them maintain their lead on the Eastern Conference standings with 14 points, four above New York Red Bulls. Chicago Fire are third on 6 points.

In the Western conference league, San Jose top the log on 26 points with Real Saint Lake and LA Galaxy following in that order. Olum’s next assignment will be an away tie against Columbus Crew.


Racing Genk midfielder Ayub Timbe came from the bench to help his side secure a vital 2-1 away win over Sporting Charleroi in a Belgian league match played on Sunday.

Jelle Vossen put the visitors ahead in the 48th minute before Julien added another in the 90th minute. A lapse in Genk’s defense in the dying seconds of the match saw Badi Banga pulled  one back, though it was too little too late.

The vital win was a shot in the arm as Genk leaped to the top three brackets with 14 points from eight games. Club Brugge tops with 20 points while Anderlecht is second on 16 points. Timbe’s next match will be a home tie against Mechelen on Saturday.


Attacking midfielder Patrick ‘Armando’ Osiako will be in action on Monday night for his side Hapoel Be’er Sheva as he plots the down fall ofMaccabi Tel Aviv in theLigat Haal(league match).His side is rooted tenth on the log  with 3 points from four matches and a win will take their point tally to six  and an automatic top ninth slot.

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