Kenyans Abroad: Oliech's AC Ajaccio fails to secure automatic survival follows the exploits of Kenyans playing their football outside of the country, in the top European leagues and beyond


Victor Wanyama's Celtic finished the Scottish season on a positive note after thrashing Dundee United 4-0 on the final day of competition. A brace from Georgios Samaras and a goal each by Kris Commons and Anthony Stoke ensured Celtic solidified their lead of the Scottish league. The Kenyan international did not feature in the match as he was rested for next weekend's League Cup final which will see Celtic chase a double this season.


After failing to win the Armenia Cup competition, George Odhiambo's Shirak wound up the season on a positive note after stopping Impuls in their last fixture. The win helped Shirak consolidate their leadership in the standings after increasing their points tally to 88. Odhiambo played the whole match marking his tenth start since joining the club on a three year deal. Winning the league means that Shirak will feature in the Uefa Champions League next season.


Macdonald Mariga was once again missing when his club Parma hit Parlemo 3-1 away raising doubts over his availability for the June 5 World Cup qualifier against Nigeria. The midfielder has not played in close to two months after picking an injury and has on a previous occasion said he is close to coming back but his continued absence raises questions about the extent of his injury.


Dennis Oliech's AC Ajaccio failed to secure automatic survival against relegation after holding Rennes 1-1 at the latter's backyard. Ajaccio needed an outright win to avoid falling into the relegation battle but failed to get the same and the team is now placed in the standings on 40 points just three away from safety. Ajaccio is behind Evian TG and only ahead of Sochaux on goal difference as the three clubs fight to avoid the big chop. Oliech was on the bench for this match. Divock Origi son of former Kenyan international Mike Origi, did not play as well when his French club Lille drew 0-0 against Montpellier.


Defender Jockins Atudo and midfielder Humphrey Mieno are once again assured of continental football next season after their club Azam FC finished runners-up in the Tanzanian league. Azam will take part in the Confederations Cup for the second year running after being edged out from the third round this year. Yanga beat Simba 1-0 to win the Tanzanian league on Saturday.

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