Kenya Football Watch: Michael Olunga Loses Preseason Friendly As Victor Wanyama’s Side Top Standings

Kenya Football Watch: Michael Olunga Loses Preseason Friendly As Victor Wanyama’s Side Top Standings

Martin Moses
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:05 PM
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  • Al Duhail lost their opening game of the preseason against Al Wakrah in a game that Michael Olunga played a part of
  • Victor Wanyama was however victorious in Canada as his Montreal side beat Seattle Sounders to climb to the top of the table
  • Joseph Okumu is continuing next season's preparations with his KAA Gent side in Austria

Michael Olunga's Al Duhal lost their pre-season friendly match against Al Wakrah on Wednesday. It was their first game as they kickstart preparations for next season which begins in a month's time.

Olunga played in the game in a game that was decided by an Omar Ali strike. Head coach, Argentinian legend Hernan Crespo will be looking to fine-tune his side as they head to Austria for the second leg of the pre-season.

Al Duhail will want to bridge the gap between them and Al Sadd next season and win the Qatari Stars League. They also have qualified for the round of 16 AFC Champions League where they will face Al Rayyan next year.

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Victor Wanyama's CF Montreal go top of the Eastern Conference

In Canada, former Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama lasted the entire length of the game as his CF Montreal side beat Seattle Sounders 2-1. The win saw Montreal climb to the top of the Eastern Conference.

They are tied with Philadelphia Union and are second overall in the Major League Soccer standings. Seattle went ahead through Jordan Morris but Mason Toye grabbed a brace to ensure Montreal picked maximum points.

Wanyama was booked 10 minutes from halftime.

KAA Gent enjoy Austria as they continue with preseason

Lastly in Austria, Joseph Okumu's KAA gent are also ramping up preparations for next season in Austria's sunshine, Gent were heavily beaten by Westerlo 6-2 last week.

They are scheduled to have a couple of other friendly matches as they prepare for the Belgian Super Cup against Club Brugge on July 17th.

Clarke Oduor is set to be axed by Barnsley after relegation to League One

Sports Brief had earlier reported that Kenyan international Clarke Oduor’s career is set to take a bad twist as Barnsley look to axe some of their players to keep themselves afloat financially.

Oduor joined Barnsley from Leeds United back in 2019 when the club was enjoying a fairly decent time in the English Championship.

In recent months, however, The Tykes have endured a torrid dip in form that saw them finish last in the English second tier for the 2021/22 season, inevitably dropping to League One.

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Martin Moses is a sports journalist with over five years of experience in media. He graduated from Multimedia University of Kenya (Bachelor of Journalism, 2017-2021)