McDonald Mariga in action for his club Real Oviedo.
Olunga misses again as Mariga clocks 90
By Imran Otieno | Mon 06 Nov, 2017 11:41

Kenyan international Michael Olunga was absent from Girona’s squad for the second consecutive game as they beat Levante 2-1 at the Ciutat de Valencia Stadium in Valencia after missing the historic win over reigning La Liga champions Real Madrid. The new boys are now tenth on the log with 15 points from 11 games and are currently sitting comfortably out of the relegation scrap.

Also read: Stars Abroad: Omollo scores for Brugge in top of the table clash

Meanwhile, former Inter Milan and Kenyan international McDonald Mariga clocked 90 minutes as he aided his side, Oviedo, secure vital a 3-2 win over second placed Lugo in the Spanish Segunda Division on Sunday 5 November at the Nuevo Carlos Tartiere Stadium in Oviedo.

The three points propelled Oviedo to 11th spot on the log after hovering dangerously above the relegation zone and on the flipside the loss meant Lugo lost their spot to Granada who are looking to bounce straight back into La Liga after being relegated last season. Mariga was cautioned in the 21st minute of the match. 

Real Oviedo’s season is starting to shape up, the team winning three of the last five games after picking just two wins in the first 10 games and they will definitely be seeking promotion to the La Liga for the first time since 2001.

Elsewhere former Bandari FC midfielder David Kinga’tua started for his club Oskarshamns AIK in a 1-1 stalemate against Oddevold in the Swedish Division One at the Oskarshamn Arena. It has been an impressive season for King’atua as his team finished fifth, unlike his compatriot Eric Johanna whose team was relegated on the weekend.

Also read: Stars Abroad: Mariga back for Barcelona clash

In Belgium, Kenyan international Johanna Omollo was handed a start against Westerlo by his club Cercle Brugge in the Belgian First Divison B. Brugge went on to win 3-1 at the Jan Breydelstadion Stadium in Brugge. The win ended the three game winless streak and took them to third on the log as their promotion bid remains alive.

Imran Otieno
Twitter: @Imran_Otieno
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