Harambee Stars captain Wanyama in stellar role as Montreal win

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 00:00 | By
Former Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama. PHOTO/Victor Wanyama/Facebook
Former Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama. PHOTO/Victor Wanyama/Facebook

Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama was instrumental for Montreal Impact early morning yesterday as they bounced back to winning ways with a 4-2 victory against Vancouver Whitecaps.

 The powerful midfielder clocked 90 minutes with a bossy display for Thierry Henry’s charges.

The team is currently fifth on the log standings of the Major Soccer League Eastern Conference with 16 points off 10 matches.

Wanyama also played a part in Montreal Impact’s 1-2 loss to Toronto FC on Thursday that slowed their charge for a playoff spot.

 Meanwhile, red-hot Michael Olunga notched his 16th goal of the campaign on Sunday despite their 2-1 loss to Sagan Tosu.

His Kashiwa Reysol side is down a slot to seventh on the J1 League with 26 points off 16 rounds.

The team has had an inconsistent run in the last five matches with only two wins in the process. 

 Another Kenyan player Anthony Wambani of Vasalunds IF was on target after his team beat Frej 4-1 on Saturday.

Wambani now has five goals to his name and the team sits at the apex of the standings of the Swedish Ettan League.

The former Bandari FC player however still had no company of his countryman Ovella Ochieng who is still out injured.

Vasalunds are steady at the top with a four-point cushion over title challengers Brommapojkarna who are on 37 points in 17 matches.

 In the English Championship, Clarke Oduor did not play a part though he was on the bench as Barnsley lost 1-0 to Luton on Saturday.

 Closer home in the Vodacom Premier League, former Gor Mahia defender Joash Onyango did not have a solid start as Simba SC tied 1-1 with Mtibwa Sugar.

Another Kenyan star Francis Kahata did not play part in the tough outing for Wekundu wa Msimbanzi who are out to defend their title.

Meanwhile former Bandari goalkeeper Faruk Shikhalo was in the post for Yanga SC  as they narrowly beat Mbeya city 1-0 in the latter stages of the match.

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