Harambee Stars defender Joseph Okumu shines bright in Ligue 1 Team of the Week

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STARS ABROAD Harambee Stars defender Joseph Okumu shines bright in Ligue 1 Team of the Week

Festus Chuma 12:06 - 22.12.2023

Kenyan defender Joseph Okumu's stellar performance lands him in the Ligue 1 Team of the Week.

Stade de Reims defender Joseph Okumu has emerged as a standout performer in the French Ligue 1 earning a well-deserved spot in the Team of the Week.

The Kenya international's remarkable display came in a crucial match against Le Havre, where he played a pivotal role in rescuing Reims from the brink of defeat, securing a vital 1-0 victory at the Stade Auguste-Delaune II.

Okumu's exceptional performance did not go unnoticed by fans and experts alike as he was named alongside his teammate, Ivorian defender Emmanuel Agbadou.

With a standout rating of 7.96 on WhoScored.com, Okumu showcased his defensive prowess and composure on the pitch.

While Joseph Okumu missed out on the Ligue 1 Player of the Month award for November, which was rightfully claimed by Paris Saint-Germain's star forward, Kylian Mbappé, his inclusion in the Team of the Week showcases his continuous growth and significance in the league.

Mbappé, who was elected by fans on tropheesunfp.com, secured the top spot ahead of other talented players like Olympique de Marseille's Jonathan Clauss and OGC Nice's Jean-Clair Todibo.

With this important victory over Le Havre, Stade de Reims now finds themselves in eighth place in the Ligue 1 standings, accumulating a total of 26 points from 17 matches played this season.

The team's rise in the standings can be attributed, in no small part, to the contributions of Joseph Okumu and his defensive partner, Emmanuel Agbadou.

Looking ahead, Stade de Reims faces the daunting challenge of taking on AS Monaco, a team known for its attacking prowess and competitive spirit.

Okumu's presence in the lineup will undoubtedly be crucial as Reims seeks to maintain their momentum and continue their climb up the Ligue 1 table. 

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