Dafaa, Ekhalie and Origi in action in Europe


(Picture credits: veikkausliga.com)

Amos Ekhalie in a past match for Mariehamn  (Picture credits: veikkausliga.com)

Finnish top flight side IFK Mariehamn home to Kenyan duo of Anthony Dafaa and Amos Ekhalie returned to winning ways on the second week of action, beating RoPS on Sunday 10 April at the Wiklöf Holding Arena.

A lone goal by Dever Orgill on the 53rd minute was all Mariehamn required to recover from a 0-2 loss at HJK on Saturday 2 April.

Dafaa, a former Bandari FC midfielder, started the match and went on to play the entire 90 minutes after spending the season opener on the bench. His Kenyan counterpart Amos Ekhalie who registered full minutes at HJK last Saturday started off the bench to be introduced in the 74th minute for Robin Sid.

While Ekhalie and Dafaa were active on Sunday, goalkeeper Arnold Origi had done duty for Norwegian side Lillestrom on Saturday 9 April at the Aresen Stadium and kept a clean sheet in the 4 – 0 win picked over Sarpsborg.

A brace from Fred Friday that came on either side of Simen Mikalsen goal saw Lillestrom carry a 3-0 lead to the break and Ole Martin Rindaroy sealed it with a fourth.