Kenyan international Michael Olunga continued with his scoring ways in Sweden after grabbing a brace to steer his team IF Djugardens to a 3 – 1 win over Swedish heavyweights Malmo FF in a top tier clash staged at Tele2 Arena on Sunday 18 September.
The two goals saw the striker register a run of seven goals in six matches since finding his scoring ways at the club he joined in February of 2016.
While he enjoyed fine form in Sweden, in England, Harambee Stars skipper Victor Wanyama returned to the starting team as his team Tottenham Hotspurs beat Sunderland 1 – 0.
In Italy, Wanyama’s elder brother McDonald Mariga was an unused substitute in US Latina’s 1 – 1 stalemate with Benevento. Alessandro De Vitis netted the opener on the 72nd minute but Benevento equalized through Marco Pajac on the 88th minute.
After four matches, Latina is 20th on the 22-team log with two points, six below second placed Benevento. Latina next plays Novara on Tuesday 20 September. Mariga has played in three of the games so far this season.
In Norway, goalkeeper Arnold Origi returned to action as his Lillestrom side suffered a 1 – 2 loss to Tromso. Gjermund Asen opened the scoring at the stroke of halftime before Tomas Malec leveled on the 66th minute but Thomas Olsen netted on the final minute to break Lillestroem hearts.
The win took Tromso to 30 points from 24 rounds, sitting tenth on the 16-team table as Lillestroem remained 13th on 23 points. They next host Sogndal on Sunday 25 September.
On Saturday, Aboud Omar featured for the whole game in his team Slavia Sofia’s 1 – 3 defeat to Ludogorets in the Bulgarian top flight.
Closer home, Kenya trio of Jese Were, Anthony Akumu and David Owino were in action with their Zambian tean, Zesco United as they beat Mamelodi Sundowns 2 – 1 in the first leg of the CAF Champions League semi final.