Harambee Stars defender Johnstone Omurwa is set to grace the Portuguese top-tier, the Primeira Liga, next season after earning promotion with Estrela da Amadora.

The Kenyan joined the club in August last year and had, to wait until October to make his first appearance in the match-day squad before,making his debut on the last day of the month.

However, he has not been regular in the playing team in the league, making the bench only twice between January and early May.

Estrela finished third in the second tier and had to square it out with Maritimo in the playoffs where they won on post-match penalties after playing to a 3-3 draw across the two legs of the match to return to the first division after 14 years.

Omurwa unfortunately missed both games having picked a red card against Penafiel on the last day of the regular season.

Estrela won the first leg of the playoffs 2-1 but lost by the same margin in the second leg before edging out Maritimo who got relegated to the second tier.

In the regular campaign, Omurwa made a total of seven appearances for the club, starting in six and coming off the bench in one. He was an unused substitute nine times in league matches.

From the seven matches, he has tasted defeat once when playing, the 1-0 loss to Nacional in May this year as he went on to clock 56 minutes.

In total, he accumulated 443 minutes in the second tier and will be looking forward to featuring more in the top-tier.

Estrela is the reincarnation of the original Clube de Futebol Estrela da Amadora which went under in 2011 due to financial problems that rendered them bankrupt, before returning in 20220 following the merger between Clube Desportivo Estrela and Club Sintra Football, the latter then playing in the third division.

They were promoted to the second tier the same season after finishing second and spent two seasons in the second division before their recent promotion.

In their first campaign in the Primeira Liga 2, Estrela finished 14th but had a better outing in the recently concluded season.


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