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Kenyans Abroad: Wanyama celebrates league title

Kenyans Abroad: Wanyama celebrates league title

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It was another 90 minutes for midfielder Victor Wanyama when his club Celtic crushed St.Johnstone 4-0 in a league match played on Saturday.

Celtic have already been crowned the Scottish champions for the second year in a row. Wanyama has now won the Scottish league two times in a row and is in line to feature in next season’s Uefa Champions League for the second time.

Wanyama has at the same time been linked to various clubs especially in England after his great performance in Scotland.


George Odhiambo’s side Shirak, who have already been crowned Armenian champions, drew 2-2 against visiting Gandzasar in their last match of the season played at home.

Odhiambo was a second half substitute coming on in the 65th minute. The former Gor Mahia striker, has had great success in his European sojourn and is set to feature for Shirak in next season’s Uefa Champions League. He signed for Shirak this year and played in nine league matches.


Macdonald Mariga failed to play for the sixth week running as his club Parma went down 2-0 to Bologna in an Italian Serie ‘A’ match played on Sunday.

Mariga’s continued sidelining should be a source of concern for coach Adel Amrouche ahead of the June 5 World Cup qualifier against Nigeria at home.

Amrouche has expressed willingness to recall the play for the big match but his injury means he remains doubtful for the match which is less than three weeks away.


In Norway, goalkeeper Arnold Origi continues to struggle to get a starting position at Lillestrom after he was overlooked once again in his team’s 2-2 tie with Sogndal in a league match.

Origi has been named as a substitute in the fixture but did not get a chance to play any role in the match.

The Kenyan goalkeeper is not eligible for the June 5 World Cup qualifier against Nigeria but will be available to play in a friendly against Ghana on June 1 and another World Cup qualifier against Malawi on June 14.


Ayub Timbe looks set to earn a call-up to the national team Harambee Stars ahead of the June 5 Nigeria match after he featured for his side KRC Genk who went down 2-1 to Anderlecht in a top Division Belgian match on Sunday.

The Kenyan has been a common feature in the Genk line-up since coming back from injury three weeks ago and he remains a great option for Coach Adel Amrouche ahead of the Nigeria match in Nairobi.


Defender Jockins Atudo made a case for himself to be recalled back to the national team Harambee Stars when he scored for Azam in a 3-0 thrashing of JKT Mgambo in Saturday’s Tanzanian league match.

Atudo connected with an 80th minute header after Kipre Tchetche had scored the second goal in the 65th minute.

Another Kenyan international Humphrey Mieno also featured in the match and set-up John Bocco to score the first goal in the 23rd minute. The win has means that Azam are assured of atleast a second spot finish in the standings.

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