It’s always exciting when a Kenyan footballer makes their way into Europe and the rest of the world. Down the years there have been some players that have gone on to become stars in many different countries, but how are the players in Kenya’s current international set-up fairing, with many now just a few months into their seasons?
We take a look how the Harambee Stars are getting on across the world…
Captain Victor Wanyama has had an absolutely fantastic career having played for the likes of Celtic, Southampton and Tottenham before moving to Montreal Impact earlier this year.
The Impact have really benefited from his experience and strength in the midfield, but it has still been a mixed season for the MLS side. They still have the chance to make the play-offs though in the Eastern Conference, although it may be quite an achievement with the odds suggesting it would be an awful long shot.
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Wanyama is an ever-present in the heart of the midfield for the side and plays alongside the likes of Bojan Krkic, who has also had an established career in the Premier League.
The young left back started his career in England very young, coming through the ranks at Leeds United before signing for Barnsley last year.
He’s become a regular in the first team at the club and is getting some valuable experience in the Championship as he looks to develop his career and potentially make a move into the Premier League.
The 21-year-old has just one cap for Kenya but he has a bright future ahead of him and he’ll be pleased with his start at Oakwell this season, with Barnsley sitting in mid-table despite being among the favourites for relegation.
Michael Olunga has been Kenya’s key man spearheading Kenya’s attack for a number of years now, and the 26-year-old has already played all over the world. He joined Kashiwa Reysol in 2018 where he has a stunning record in front of goal.
He’s netted 42 goals in 51 games and the team currently sit ninth in the J1 League after 26 games. They are only eight points off the top three, but it’s more Olunga’s personal performances Kenyan fans will be pleased with.
Olunga currently sits nine goals clear at the top of the goalscoring charts, with 23 goals. He’s scored well at every club he has played at and really has settled in Japan where he’s very quickly becoming a club legend at Kashiwa.
He missed out on the most recent squad for Kenya due to three coronavirus cases in the Kashiwa Reysol squad but he continues to be one of Kenya’s best imports and we can expect to see him playing in Europe and elsewhere over the next few years as his career goes from strength-to-strength.