Omurwa shines as Estrela Amaradora edge past Casa Pia

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STARS ABROAD Omurwa shines as Estrela Amaradora edge past Casa Pia

Festus Chuma 21:30 - 08.10.2023

Johnstone Omurwa's standout performance helps Estrela Amaradora clinch a dramatic late victory, breaking their winless streak and setting the stage for the Kenya-Russia friendly.

Ahead of the upcoming international friendly clash between Harambee Stars and Russia on October 16, 2023, Kenyan defender Johnstone Omurwa showcased his prowess on the field as he played the full 90 minutes for Estrela Amaradora in a crucial win against Casa Pia.

The victory was sealed with a dramatic late goal by Ronaldo Tavares, securing three vital points for the Portuguese top-flight league newcomers on Sunday.

This nail-biting goal ended Estrela's four-game winless streak, lifting them to 11th place in the league standings with a total of eight points. Casa Pia, on the other hand, suffered their second consecutive defeat in the championship, with their scoring drought now stretching over three games, leaving them in 10th place with nine points.

Omurwa, who joined Estrela Amaradora in July, has quickly become a key figure in the squad. The 27-year-old defender has made eight appearances for his new team since his debut against Benfica on Saturday, August 19, 2023.

His arrival at the Portuguese club coincided with their promotion to the Primeira Liga, marking a historic moment for Estrela da Amadora as they made their first-ever appearance in the top-flight league.

Omurwa has been a regular presence in the Harambee Stars' lineup, earning over ten caps for the Kenyan national team since making his debut in 2019. As the squad prepares to face Russia in a friendly match, Omurwa's contributions to both club and country are becoming increasingly significant.

With the upcoming friendly against Russia on the horizon, Omurwa's form and confidence will be vital for the Harambee Stars.

The friendly match provides an opportunity for Kenya to test their mettle against a formidable opponent, and Omurwa's role in the defense will be pivotal in securing a positive result.