Goal.com follows the exploits of Kenyans playing their football outside of the country, in the top European leagues and beyond
Dennis Oliech's club Ajaccio suffered their worst defeat of the season after going down 3-0 to Lille in Saturday’s French Ligue one match. Incidentally, Lille is where another Kenyan Divock Origi plays. While Oliech continues to be sidelined after picking an injury, the young Origi, who is the son of former international Mike Okoth, was a second half substitute after coming on in the last six minutes of the game. At this rate, Oliech's club could be staring at relegation.
Victor Wanyama had his fourth straight match for Southampton as the Saints registered a 2-0 win over Swansea in an English Premier League match played on Sunday. Wanyama, who had a goal disallowed, also picked his second yellow card after being cautioned in the 81st minute for a bad tackle on an opponent. The Saints were lifted by goals from Adam Lallana in 19th minute and Jay Rodriguez in 83rd minute. After their latest win - the fourth this season - Southampton remain fourth in the standings after collecting 14 points.
Christian Bwamy's Norwegian club Fram continues to shine in the country's Division two league. Their latest result was a 4-1 win over leaders Alta on Sunday. Fram, who fielded the Kenyan midfielder, got their goals through Kristoffer Hanson, who scored a brace, Albert Kryeziu and Marcin Pietron. Fram are third on the 14 team log with 46 points, eight behind leaders Alta, after 14 matches. Another Kenyan, Anthony Clement Dafaa, was in action for 84 minutes, as his Norwegian club VPS shared the spoils in 1-1 draw against hosts MYPA.
Johanna Omolo was missing when Belgian club Lommel United were held to a barren draw by Geel in a top Division fixture. Omolo recently signed a one year deal at Lommel after staying out of action for more than six months. He is not allowed to play for his club until he acquires a work permit. Kenyan coach Adel Amrouche is glad that the player has finally found a club. "He is one of the players I am looking at in our 2015 Africa Cup of Nations campaign and therefore, glad that he has found a club," Amrouche said. Lommel are 13th on the 18 team log with nine points.
A number of Kenyan players have featured in the Indian Premier League since the competition was opened up to foreigners. The latest is defender Curtis Osano, who was born in Nakuru currently turns out for Bengaluru and at the weekend featured for the club in a 1-0 win over Prayag United. John Johnson scored the all important goal in the 4th minute to hand his team their second win in the league and allowed them to move to third on the log after picking six points. The 26 year old born Kenyan previously played in England.
FINLAND: Former Dandora Youth striker Antony Mwangi ended the season on a high with his club IF Gnistan following a 3-0 win over Salpa 3-0 on the last day of competition. The win helps Mwangi's side earn a place in the play-offs, which will determine whether they get promoted to the top Division next season. The huge win helped Mwangi's side to a second position finish in the Finish second Division on 52 points.
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