Kenyan midfielder completes move to Belgian side Sporting Charleroi

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Stars Abroad Kenyan midfielder completes move to Belgian side Sporting Charleroi

Imran Otieno • 09:22 - 11.02.2023

The attacker will join the club from fellow Belgian side Sportkring Beveren.

Little-known Kenyan midfielder Nathan Okumu Monkoy completed a move to Belgian side Sporting Charleroi on a one year-deal from Sportkring Beveren in one of the deals that flew under the radar during the concluded January transfer window.

The 19-year-old was part of the Sportkring Beveren Under 21 set up, where he featured in a total of 34 games, including 10 in the current season, before opting to make the switch to the Charleroi Reserve side.

Okumu will join the Charleroi junior side and will be needed to produce instant results and will be handed limited time to settle down as the club are staring down the barren, sitting just a place above the relegation zone.

Charleroi were delighted to have roped in the teenager and hope that he will aid the club to avoid the drop from the Belgium third tier following a challenging start to the season.

“This weekend, Sporting de Charleroi and SK Beveren have reached an agreement regarding the transfer of Nathan Okumu. This one will evolve with our Zebra Elites until the end of the season with the mission of helping them in their rescue operation in National 1.

Nathan Okumu (striker) played so far with the U21 club Waeslandien. He will already be qualified for the meeting this Saturday, he is also included in the selection of Abder Ramdane.

As a reminder, earlier this week, Nauris Petkevicius also returned from his loan to Beerschot VA to help our U23s. However, Nauris will train under Felice Mazzu,” read a statement from Charleroi.

Okumu trained with Kenyan international Eric Johana when the former Mathare United midfielder plied his trade with Sportkring Beveren before moving to Thailand to join Muangthong United.

Harambee Stars will, however, face stiff competition from Belgium if interested in having the 19-year-old represent them, as Okumu is also eligible for the 2018 World Cup third-place finishers.