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Tracked in Ligue 1, Joseph Okumu signs at La Gantoise (official)

Kenyan international defender Joseph Okumu has signed a four-year contract with La Gantoise (Belgian L1).

Quite coveted in recent weeks, Joseph Okumu leaves Elfsborg (Swedish L1) for La Gantoise. The Belgian club, qualified for the UEFA Conference League, announced on Monday the signing of the Kenyan international defender. The 24-year-old is committed for a period of four years, ie until June 30, 2025. Reims and Lorient, who also tracked him, see this potential good pick slipping under their noses.

Joseph Okumu, a solid 1m93 fellow, started in his native country before leaving in 2018 learn the trade with the Real Monarchs, reserve team of Real Salt Lake City playing in the North American second division. Transferred during the summer of 2019 to Elfsborg, he was called up to the national team to play CAN 2019, and drew the praise of his coach at the time, Sébastien Migné. “He is a boy who presents an interesting potential and who has probably not finished surprising us”, declared the French technician at the time. Soccer365.

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