🇰🇪 Harambee Stars Abroad: When will they be back into action  

🇰🇪 Harambee Stars Abroad: When will they be back into action  

With the German Bundesliga and the Portuguese Super Lig back, most European leagues are working round the clock to have their seasons going too.

The Kenyan foreign-based players are part of the resumption exercise and we take a look at when they will be back in action with their teams.

  • Georgia

Teams are back in training but the return date yet to be agreed upon. The Georgian top-flight league hosts the Kenyan duo of Alwyne Tera (FC Saburtalo) and Amos Nondi (Dila Gori)

  • Finland

The top-flight league to resume next week with HIFK, home to Kenyan duo of Sydney Lokale and Arnold Origi resuming with a tie against EIF on June 17.

  • Japan

Striker Michael Olunga and his teammates are already back in group training but the resumption dates are not yet given.

  • Serbia

This is the only league that has a Kenyan already back in action. Midfielder Richard Odada’s Graficar was back in action last week where they were held to a goalless draw by Palanka. They face Kragujevac on Monday, June 8.

  • Spain

Athuman Gonzalez’s Las Palmas II completed the league in the Spanish Segunda B.

  • Belgium

The season was cut short with Johanna Omollo’s Cercle Brugge avoiding relegation.

  • Sweden

Football in this country is one week away from resumption. Were it not for an injury, Eric Ouma would have been part of the AIK team that is set to face Orebro on Sunday, June 14 on a day that Joseph Okumu’s IF Elfsborg will be up against IFK Goteborg.

In the lower tiers, Eric Johanna’s Sodra will be taking GAIS on June 16, Ochieng Ovella and Anthony Wambani’s Vasalund IF (not decided) with the Division Two games which have Gottne, home to Kenyan duo of Joshua Mawira and Haggard Bayano not decided too.  

  • England

The EFL announced the Championship season will resume on 20 June and will end “on or around 30 July” with the play-off final.

Clarke Oduor (Barnsley) and Ayub Timbe (Reading FC) are part of the Championship with David Sesay (Crawley Town) already ending their season in Ligue Two.

  • USA

Teams are back in training but a date of resumption is yet to be decided. The MLS is the home to Stars Captain Victor Wanyama (Montreal Impact) and Handawalla Bwana (Seattle Sounders).

  • Zambia

The Football Association of Zambia confirmed to CAF that they intend to resume their domestic football season this month, subject to approval by health authorities in the country.

Kenyan players in the league include; Jesse Were, David Owino, Ian Otieno, Mark Makwatta (all Zesco United), Musa Mohammed, Duncan Otieno and Duke Abuya (Nkana FC), Shaban Odhoji (Napsa Stars)

  • Tanzania

The Ligi Kuu Bara will return next week with Simba SC home to Kenyan Francis Kahata resuming the league with a tie against Ruvu Shooting. Yanga FC which is the home of keeper Faruk Shikhalo will be up against Mwadui FC.

  • Algeria

The country that hosts Masud Juma (FC Kabylie) is waiting for the government directive to resume the league

  • Egypt

Home to Cliff Nyakeya (Al Masr) and John Avire (FC Tanta) were given the green light to resume training this month.

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