Kenyans Abroad: Wanyama's Celtic crowned Scottish champions follows the exploits of Kenyans playing their football outside of the country, in the top European leagues and beyond


Victor Wanyama won the Scottish Premier League with Celtic for the second year running after his side thrashed Inverness 4-1 on Sunday.

Celtic went into the match needing just a point to be crowned league winners. The Hoops had to wait until the hour mark to open the scoring but they enjoyed complete dominance over the Highlanders from kick-off.

Gary Hooper struck a double on either side of Joe Ledley´s goal before substitute Georgios Samaras rifled an effort home in the closing stages.

Inverness pulled a goal back inside stoppage time through Aaron Doran, but the supporters inside a packed Paradise were already celebrating the club's 44th league title. Wanyama featured in the entire match.

Victor Wanyama dominated the centre of the pitch, with his team-mates orchestrating a string of attacks around him. Kris Commons and James Forrest were lively on the wings while Gary Hooper and Stokes looked sharp up front.


Ayub Timbe has returned to action after a long term injury and featured in the team's 2-0 defeat to Club Brugge in a Belgian league match on Sunday.

Timbe, who has been out for the past one month, was a second half-substitute during the match and Harambee Stars coach Adel Amrouche will be glad to have him back for the June 5 World Cup qualifier against Nigeria.


Youthful striker Divock Origi was a second half substitute when his side Lille beat  Bastia in a French Ligue one match.

It was Origi's eighth match of the season and continues to give him confidence at this top level and may as well convince him to turn up for Harambee Stars. Striker Dennis Oliech's club Ajaccio did not have a match at the weekend.


Former Gor Mahia striker George 'Blackberry' Odhiambo was a 65th minute substitute when his side Shirak were held to a barren draw by Ulisses in an Armenian top division match.

Despite the barren draw, Shirak remain at the top of the Armenian league with a five point difference over second placed Mika. Odhiambo joined the club this year after a brief stint at Nairobi City Stars.


Defender Jockins Atudo was pulled off in the first half due to an injury during a Confederations Cup match between Azam and Morocco’s AS FAR Rabat which ended 1-1 in Tanzania.

Another Kenyan Humphrey Mieno featured in the entire match. Azam are the only East African side still remaining in continental football at this point.

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