Aboud Omar

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Aboud Omar
Personal information
Full name Aboud Omar Khamis
Date of birth (1992-09-09) 9 September 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Mombasa, Kenya
Playing position Left-back
Club information
Current team
Cercle Brugge
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Admiral 38 (8)
2011–2013 Bandari (loan) 63 (5)
2013–2015 Tusker 73 (3)
2015–2016 Panegialios 14 (0)
2016–2018 Slavia Sofia 59 (0)
2018– Cercle Brugge 0 (0)
National team
2013– Kenya 28 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 April 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 09:19, 1 December 2017 (UTC)

Aboud Omar (born 9 September 1992) is a Kenyan professional footballer who plays as a defender for Belgian First Division A side Cercle Brugge and the Kenyan national team.

Career

Born in Mombasa, Aboud Omar began his career at local side Admiral in the second tier of Kenyan football. In early 2011, he was loaned to Kenyan Premier League club Bandari.[1]

In June 2013, Omar joined Kenyan Premier League defending Champions Tusker where he won 2013 Kenyan Super Cup (post-season).[2]

After two years at Tusker, Omar signed with Greek club Panegialios in August 2015.[3] He made his debut in a 0–0 home draw against Acharnaikos on 27 September. Omar played half of the season, appearing 15 times in the league.

Slavia Sofia

On 9 February 2016, Omar signed a contract with Bulgarian side Slavia Sofia, after a successful trial period with the club.[4] He made his competitive debut against Botev Plovdiv on 3 March, playing the full 90 minutes.[5] As a result, he became the first Kenyan footballer to play in the Bulgarian top league.

On 30 June 2016, Omar marked his European debut with an assist for a Serder Serderov goal in a 1–0 home win against Zagłębie Lubin in their 2016–17 Europa League first qualifying round first leg tie.

On 20 April 2018, Omar was sacked by Slavia with immediate effect. In a statement, Slavia president Ventseslav Stefanov alleged that Omar had insulted his teammates and disrespected Bulgaria.[6] Omar said he wanted to refer the matter to FIFA.[7]

Cercle Brugge

On 15 June 2018, Omar signed with Belgian club Cercle Brugge.[8]

Career statistics

International

As of 1 December 2017
Kenya national team
Year Apps Goals
2013 7 0
2014 7 0
2015 2 0
2016 10 0
2017 10 0
Total 36 0

Honours

Club

Bandari
Tusker

International

Kenya

References

  1. ^ "Tusker FC seeking services of Aboud Omar". michezoafrika.com. 13 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Kenya Super Cup: Gor Mahia – Tusker FC". futaa.com. 14 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Aboud Omar joins Greek second division side Panegialios". soka25east.com. 30 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Kenyan International Aboud Omar pens deal at Bulgarian side Slavia Sofia". soka25east.com. 19 February 2016. 
  5. ^ "Botev Plovdiv 0–1 Slavia Sofia". soccerway.com. 3 March 2016. 
  6. ^ "Kenya's Omar sacked by Bulgarian club for insulting team-mates". BBC. 20 April 2018. Retrieved 20 April 2018. 
  7. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43894511
  8. ^ "Welkom Abud Omar!" (in Dutch). cerclebrugge.be. 15 June 2018. 

External links

  • Profile at soka.co.ke
  • Aboud Omar at Soccerway
  • Aboud Omar at National-Football-Teams.com
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