Kenyans Abroad: Striker Dennis Oliech inspires AC Ajaccio to comfortable victory follows the exploits of Kenyans playing their football outside of the country, in the top European leagues and beyond


Macdonald Mariga came off the bench in the final 30 minutes on his debut as Parma were downed 2-0 by Fiorentina at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.

Luka Toni scored first for the hosts and Stevan Jovetic added a second for Fiorentina. The result leaves Parma in 10th position on the Serie A standings, 6 points off the Europa League places.


Dennis Oliech helped his new side AC Ajaccio to their first win in five outings with a classic 3-1 win over bigwigs Olympic Lyon.

Former Chelsea and Juventus striker Adrian Mutu scored twice and Charles Belghazouani added a third to cancel Alexandre Lacazette's opening goal. The result ensures Ajaccio move two places to 14 position on the Ligue 1 standings.

Divock Origi scored late on his debut to ensure Lille shared the spoils with Troyes in a Ligue 1 match. The 17 year-old who is son to former Harambee Stars legend Mike Okoth, is eligible to feature for Kenya or Belgium.

Origi was only playing due to unavailability of Salomon Kalou who is away at the African Cup of Nations


Victor Wanyama played the full 90 minutes as Celtic eased through to the last eight of the Scottish Cup courtesy of a 3-0 win over Raith Rovers.

Kris Commons, James Forest and Charlie Mulgrew were on the score sheet as the SPL champions made light work of the first division side.

The win sets up a quarter-final date for Celtic against St Mirren in March with the 'bhoys' eyeing a possible league and domestic double.

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